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Heating or Eating the impact of Austerity

The Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI) have recently released a report that looked at ‘Eating or Heating’ and the impact of austerity. This is an issue that in recent times has received a lot of political and media attention. This...

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Are you worried about your elderly relative and their home heating?

Did you know that over 4 million elderly are worried about their home heating costs? Recent research published by Age UK reveals that a third of older people- aged 65 and over- are anxious about how much they have to pay to heat their homes at wintertim...

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5 Ways to Keep Your Home Warm - And Your Energy Bills Down

Spring is on the way, but the cold weather is still leaving homeowners reaching for the heating dial. It is thought that as many as 11 million britons were guilty of overheating their property last month with interiors reaching a sizzling 28 degrees! It ...

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All You Need To Know About Boiler Replacement

Heating accounts for about 60 percent of what you spend annually on your energy bills, so having an efficient boiler can make the world of difference. The colder months are coming to a close which gives thrifty homeowners the chance to reflect on the cos...

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Should I replace my old boiler?

Dig out your woolies, and put on those boots. It looks like it’s going to be a cold one in the UK this year. Have you taken care of your heating and boiler? With the colder weather fast approaching, keeping your home toasty warm is a hot priority. Becau...

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Irene's Story

Irene is 74 years old, and has lived in her ground floor flat in St. Anne’s since 1976. Since moving in, Irene has had no central heating, and had been using a portable electric heater for warmth, which she moves from room to room when she needs to. Whe...

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CHiL initiatives: Tackling concerns over cavity wall insulation

Around a third of heat loss is through the walls of a house and the best way to remedy this it with the installation of Cavity Wall Insulation. Since 1996, millions of homes in the UK have had cavity wall insulation installed and have seen reductions of u...

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Energy Performance Certificates: What you need to know

Whether you own or rent your home, you need to make sure it has an energy performance certificate and EPC rating. We've created a handy infographic to give you all the information you need about Energy Performance Certificates, who they apply to and upco...

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Home heating safety: How to maintain your boiler

It’s National Safety Month, so we’ve put together a checklist to keep your home heating and boiler maintained and safe during the summer months. Whether your boiler is brand new or you’ve had it for some time, ensuring you maintain it properly is im...

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Little Book of Warm - Coming Soon

Many of us are worried about the cost of our gas and electricity bills these days. Announcments of price increases from the 'Big 6' Energy Suppliers is frequently on the news and at the same time we are all using more and more energy. Most of us know ther...

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Guidance for minimum EPC rating for Private Landlords

On October 9th 2017 the Government issued guidance on complying with new minimum EPC standards. The Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) Regulations make it unlawful from 1st April 2018 to let domestic and commercial buildings in England and Wales w...

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Warm Homes Health Fund

The CHiL Warm Homes Fund is now up and running! The Warm Homes Health Fund is now up and running to help vulnerable households across Lancashire. Blackpool Coastal Housing Care and Repair are administering the scheme on behalf of Cosy Homes in Lancashire ...

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WHF - First Time Central Heating

Good News for Lancashire!! New funding….   Following successful bids to the Warm Homes Fund administered by Affordable Warmth Solutions, CHiL now has access to funding for first time central heating systems across Lancashire. The Warm Homes Fund was in...

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Refer A Friend Scheme

As a valued customer or even if you are new to the CHiL scheme, we want to introduce you to a new and exciting incentive which could help us to help more residents in Lancashire and maybe put money in your pocket. We are talking about our “Refer a Frien...

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Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards in the Private Rented Sector

In April 2020, the new MEES (Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard) rules will apply to all existing lets. At this point, a Landlord will need an EPC rating of an E or above to let a property. Even if a tenancy is underway and with no plans to renew, after A...

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Campaign for First Time Central Heating

No Gas Central Heating in your house? Cosy Homes in Lancashire, the Council backed scheme for Lancashire residents, can help.  We currently have funding available to install gas central heating into homes across Lancashire FREE Of CHARGE to owners, tenan...

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Green Homes Grant - Local Authority Delivery Scheme

Qualifying residents across Lancashire can access this new energy efficiency grant scheme which is worth up to £10,000 per property. The grant is available to owner-occupiers, private tenants and social housing tenants, although a contribution is require...

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