Heat your home for less

Caption: Councillor Mark Dobson (third from left) joined the council's partners, Stephen Batty (Keepmoat), Charles Farley (SSE) and Mark Pheasey (Willmott Dixon) to launch Wrap Up Leeds ECO. They heard from LATCH volunteers Vernon Williams, Jim Gallacher and Liam Hargreaves about the work they've been doing to make a through-terrace home warmer and cheaper to heat - types of measures available with Wrap Up Leeds ECO.

Caption: Councillor Mark Dobson with Mark Pheasey (Willmott Dixon), Stephen Batty (Keepmoat) and Charles Farley (SSE) see how well the home has been insulated.

The council’s scheme to make homes cheaper to heat is now available to any Leeds homeowner.

Until now, Wrap Up Leeds ECO was only available to people in receipt of certain benefits. Now, anyone who owns their own property can benefit from energy saving home improvements.

Many of the improvements – like solid wall and roof insulation – will be significantly discounted and some residents may even qualify for a free boiler replacement.

As well as cutting fuel bills, the scheme will also help make Leeds’ homes greener – better insulated homes also mean reduced emissions by using less energy to heat them.

This new phase of Wrap Up Leeds ECO covers a wider range energy saving measures including heating controls, glazing and different types of insulation.

Even if residents have previously been turned down for cavity wall insulation due to how their home was built, Wrap UP Leeds ECO could still help thanks to the new products on offer, often at no cost to the homeowner.

Funding from energy companies means that the many energy saving products can be offered at reduced prices.

The first step is a home energy survey which will be offered at a special promotional price. Homeowners can pay for any shortfall from a source of their choice.

People can find out if they could benefit by calling 0113 395 0757, emailing wrapupleeds@leeds.gov.uk or visiting www.wrapupleeds.co.uk.

All works will be subject to a survey and will be carried out by the council’s partners SSE, Willmott Dixon Energy Services and Keepmoat.