Boilers and heating systems
Efficient heating systems can significantly reduce costs. From time to time, there is grant funding to help with the cost of insulation for households that meet certain eligibility criteria.
Servicing your heating system
Make sure your heating system is serviced every year by a qualified engineer: to reduce the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning, to help keep it working efficiently and to maximise its lifespan. The Redditch Energy Efficiency Fund can help with this for low income home owners.
Check that your engineer has the appropriate accreditation:
- Gas heating systems: Gas Safe
- Oil or renewable heating systems: Oftec
- Solid fuel (e.g. coal), wood and biomass: HETAS - make sure that your chimney is swept every year to prevent chimney fires
Stay warm...and stay safe
Get Home Fire Safety advice - smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors and more.