Warmer, energy efficient and environmentally friendly housing
Do you want to keep your home warmer? Be kinder to the environment by reducing the amount of energy your household uses? Save money on, or need help with, your gas and electricity bills? Improve the value of your property?
Most of us use more energy than we need. The amount of energy your property uses can easily be reduced by following the advice of, or accessing the support available, through our Warm Homes Campaign.
Is the temperature of your home affecting your health?
Your doctor or health professional can refer you to us for heating, insulation and energy usage solutions and advice.
Emergency heater loan scheme
County Durham and Darlington Fire & Rescue Service (CDDFRS) is running an emergency heater loan scheme in five AAP areas of County Durham (Chester-le-Street, Stanley, Durham, Derwent Valley and Mid Durham). If your heating system is not working due to your heating boiler or electric storage radiators not working, the Fire Service can provide a short term loan of oil filled electric radiators.
They also offer other equipment, such as wind up lanterns, flasks for hot drinks, sleeping bags and a Safe and Wellbeing Assessment.
Call 0191 375 5604 for more information.
Whether you're a home owner, landlord or private tenant, energy efficiency improvements can help you reduce the amount of gas and electricity you use.
Do you need help with your energy bills or to keep warm? Financial advice is available if you're struggling to pay your home fuel bills.
Flexible eligibility for poor fuel households
Under the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) Regulations 2019 - 2022 (ECO3) we can set their own criteria to decide eligibility for funding for domestic energy efficiency measures. This funding is aimed at those who are most likely to be in fuel poverty.
Energy companies can spend up to a maximum of 10% of their full obligation within these criteria. We must publish a 'Statement of Intent' that defines who is eligible for funding before this can happen.
We intend to implement flexible eligibility within the regulations and will work with energy companies and their authorised installers to maximise the input of flexible eligibility for fuel poor households. However, fitting the criteria within the our 'Statement of Intent' does not guarantee that any individual household will benefit from energy saving improvements as the final decision rests with energy suppliers and will depend on:
- The survey carried out by the energy company or their authorised installer and installation costs calculated (note: no funding is provided by us).
- The energy savings that can be achieved for a property.
- Whether energy suppliers have achieved their ECO targets or require further measures to meet their ECO targets (this will affect the amount of funding available through the scheme).
Read the latest Statement of Intent:
Reduce your energy use
Monitor and reduce your household energy usage - stop wasting energy, change your habits and start saving energy and money now!
In partnership with
- Warm Homes Campaign
- Warm Homes Durham
- 03000 268 000