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First Time Central Heating

Through our First Time Central Heating initiative, we installed approximately 600 new systems into Lancashire homes in 2016 /17, keeping our residents warm and well. 

CHiL are now assessing eligibility for new applications, so if you live in a home without a central heating system, make sure you register your details here.

Please note – For any residents who may be eligible for a free installations and are currently on the waiting list you will be contacted once new funding is in place.

First Time Central Heating Grants are just one part of our larger scheme to improve efficiency and decrease your carbon footprint. We also provide funding for boiler replacements, cavity wall insulation, oil central heating replacements and storage heater replacements amongst others.

Households with Central Heating Systems

In 1970 only 30 percent of UK households had a central heating system installed. This has risen to 96% today, however 1000's of homes in Lancashire are in the 4% still without.

What is a Central Heating System

Central heating systems are the most common forms of heating a home in the UK. They provide warmth to the interior of a building by circulating hot water to radiators. Radiators are mounted to the wall where the hot water passes in to and releases heat into a room. Electric storage heaters are also used as an alternative central heating system.

Maintain an Ideal Temperature All Year Round

Maintaining your home at a healthy temperature (18 - 21 degrees) will reduce the risk of respiratory problems, strokes, heart attacks, hypothermia and accidents around the home. A central heating system can help ensure a sustained temperature through out a house.

How to use a Central Heating Programmer


How to set a Programmable Thermostat


Did you know that you do not always have to be on benefits to get help with improving the energy efficiency of your home?

Over 650,000 homes within the area potentially qualify for help to reduce their Energy Bills. Cosy Homes in Lancashire has been set up by all 15 Local Authorities to provide you with a simple way to find if you are one of them.

Find out which services you are eligible for by answering one simple question:

Do you live in Lancashire and receive an income related benefit of some kind (including tax credits)?

YES -or- NO
Not on benefits? We may still be able to help you save money.
Simply select No above to see how we can help.
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