Free home efficiency services launches in Fenland village
A new free home efficiency service has been launched in a Fenland village to help residents cut energy costs.
Heat Pumps for Friday Bridge is a new service that, in partnership with the Cambridgeshire County Council, is offering residents of Friday Bridge advice and support to help them improve the efficiency of their home heating systems and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by installing a heat pump.
A launch event for the service will be taking place at Dottie’s Tea Room at the Chequers Inn on Tuesday August 8 between 3pm and 8pm. Residents of Friday Bridge who are interested in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, saving energy or future-proofing their homes are invited to drop into the launch event at a time that suits them.
During the event, there will be heat pump experts, council officers and the Heat Pumps for Friday Bridge team on hand to talk about the service and how it may help Friday Bridge residents improve the energy efficiency of their homes.
Eligible Friday Bridge residents will have the opportunity to secure a free home assessment (worth over £500) which will show whether a heat pump is a good option for them, and learn how they can obtain a £5,000 contribution towards the cost of a heat pump.
Heat pumps are a technology that can heat a home in a greener, more environmentally-friendly way than a gas boiler or storage heater. The home assessment will confirm whether a heat pump will save on your energy bills and give you a good idea of its potential impact on your environmental emissions, so you will have the information you need to decide if it would be a good idea for you and your home.
At the event, there will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions about this exciting project and understand how heat pumps and home energy efficiency upgrades could be beneficial.
Councillor Nick Gay, vice-chair of Cambridgeshire County Council’s Environment and green investment committee said: “This innovative project encourages people to think about how they use energy, and how they might benefit from new technology to save on bills and reduce their carbon footprint. I’d encourage all Friday Bridge residents to take a look at what is on offer and how it might help them.”
Councillor Sam Hoy, Fenland District Council’s cabinet member for housing, said: “This event is a great opportunity for local residents to find out more about the service and I would encourage anyone who is interested in saving money on their bills and reducing their carbon footprint to come along and get an expert opinion on if a heat pump is right for their home.”