Hertfordshire Warmer Homes
In the cold winter months it’s good to know that for those needing extra help to stay warm there is help available.
The ice, snow and frost in winter bring lots of challenges, but for some there are very real concerns about the costs of heating our homes.
The World Health Organisation recommends that safe indoor temperatures for older people, young children and those with a long-term health condition is 21°C (70°F) during the day and 18°C (64°F) at night.
The Hertfordshire Warmer Homes scheme is here to help. Run in partnership by the District and Borough councils and Hertfordshire County Council, the scheme can provide free or discounted home energy improvements that will make your home easier and cheaper to heat.
The types of improvements that may be available include:
- Loft insulation
- Cavity wall insulation
- Solid wall insulation
- Boiler repairs
Advice can be offered on energy switching to try to find a lower tariff and other energy saving measures.
Generally, only owner occupiers and tenants in private rented housing are eligible and the scheme is targeted at households with low incomes and with certain health conditions.
For more information about the scheme and other support staying warm, contact HertsHelp on 0300 123 4044 (local rate) or email email@example.com.