If you live in the Wakefield district you might be able to get a free replacement boiller - here's how

Wakefield Council has been allocated £600,000 through a government fund to provide people with free replacement gas boilers and new gas central heating systems.

By James Carney
Monday, 7th December 2020, 12:20 pm
Updated Monday, 7th December 2020, 2:23 pm
Wakefield Town Hall
Wakefield Town Hall

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Upgrading to a new efficient gas boiler can typically save around £200 per year on fuel bills and can make your home warmer and healthier this winter.

This scheme is part of the council’s commitment to support residents to live in warm and energy efficient homes and reduce the risk of fuel poverty.

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Coun Darren Byford, Wakefield Council’s Cabinet Member for Economic Growth and Regeneration, said: “Everyone deserves a warm home that is affordable to heat.

"That is why we are delighted to be launching the big boiler scheme across the district. To find out more and to check if you are eligible, please get in touch with the team and get your name on the waiting list. We are expecting there to be high demand when the scheme launches in the New Year.”

The Big Boiler Scheme will go live early in the New Year but the Council is opening a waiting list now for people to get their name down early to beat the rush.

All of the heating work will be done by the xouncil’s Better Homes Yorkshire approved contractor, so it’s easy and hassle free.

There is a wide range of qualifying criteria so many residents will be eligible and there will be high demand.

To enquire call the Energy and Homeowner Support Team on 01924 305887 or email [email protected] Also, check out the Team’s Facebook page @wakefieldsupport