Npower’s new Warm Home Grant could see some customers receiving £350 towards the cost of replacing old boilers.
The announcement will be welcoming news to many in light of the Government’s decision to put Warm Front funding on hold until April 2011.
As a leading energy supplier in the UK, npower is offering eligible customers a £350 grant to go towards the cost of replacing old boilers. Warm Home Grants will be available for residents aged 60 or over, who own or privately rent their home. The grant can be used against the installation of a new A-rated energy efficient boiler.
The grant, which will be available until the end of March, is the first of its kind to be offered by an energy supplier.
Joan Coe, marketing manager for npower hometeam commented: “The Government’s Warm Front scheme plays a vital role in making homes warmer, healthier and more energy efficient. Whilst Warm Front funding is on hold until April 2011, we felt it was vital to play our part in supporting the nation by offering our own £350 grant for resident replacing a boiler that is more than 10-years-old.
“New A-rated boilers are over 90 per cent efficient but older boilers might be less than 60 per cent efficient. These boilers are more susceptible to breaking down. This can pose a health and safety risk to homeowners as well as having financial implications, so we’re pleased to be able to make this commitment to provide the Warm Home grant until March 2011.”
The npower Warm Home Grant will be operating across England. The grant will not only offer savings on boiler installation, but will also help residents save money on gas bills.