Free boiler repairs offer

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Homeowners can apply to have faulty or inefficient boilers fixed for free under a new scheme being launched by Amber Valley Borough Council this month.

The authority has been given £150,000 to spend on replacing of ‘G’ rated boilers, repairs of boilers or installation of new heating systems, by the Government.

The Department of Energy and Climate Change initiative aims to ‘reduce fuel poverty and boost energy efficiency’ in across Great Britain. 

It means mean up to 50 households in Amber Valley could receive a free new boiler, but the deadline to spend the money is March 31.

Cabinet member for decent and affordable places to live Cllr Norman Bull, said: “This is a wonderful opportunity to help some of our owner occupiers who have a small income and do not have more than £16,000 savings.

“The cost of heating is increasing as energy prices rise, and it is important that we do as much as we can to help people stay warm by helping them to have efficient forms of heating.

“We have received 20 enquiries so far, but we are really keen to make sure that eligible householders do not miss out.”

The funding will be allocated on a first come first served basis for eligible households.

If you are interested in the scheme then contact Joanne Walker on 01773 841332 or joanne.walker@ambervalley.gov.uk.