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Energy provider E.ON links up with Highland Council and Scottish Government to offer up to 100% funding on air source heat pumps for their home as part of effort to improve home heating efficiency in the region


By Ali Morrison

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SOME Highlanders could benefit from up to 100% funding for first-time central heating delivered through the installation of an air source heat pump in their home, an energy giant has claimed.

E.ON said that eligible residents taking up the offer could save on their annual fuel bill by replacing electric storage heaters with new radiators and an air source heat pump.

The energy provider is working with Highland Council and the Scottish Government to deliver the scheme, which aims to improve the energy efficiency of homes across the Highlands.

To benefit from the full funding available, residents must currently heat their homes using electric storage heaters and meet the eligibility criteria. They do not need to be an E.ON customer to apply.

Nigel Dewbery, Residential Solutions Director at E.ON, said: “We’re really pleased to be continuing to work with Highland Council and Scottish Government to give eligible Highland residents the opportunity to install free or partially funded renewable heating systems and energy efficiency measures on their properties.

“The offer demonstrates E.ON’s commitment to helping to improve the energy efficiency of the housing across the UK and reducing individual homeowners’ impact on the environment, all helping to support our net-zero targets.”

Residents who heat their homes using other sources, for example oil or LPG boiler, and who also meet the eligibility criteria, could benefit from partial funding towards the costs of a new air source heat pump for their property.

Eligible residents could also benefit from free cavity wall and loft insulation, and funding towards solid wall insulation as part of the current scheme in the Highlands.

Highland Council, said: “We aim to build on our successful alliance with E.ON to offer households support to improve the energy efficiency of their property and reduce their energy costs and environmental impact.

“Installing cavity wall and loft Insulation is an easy and simple way to ensure your home is as energy efficient as possible. External Wall Insulation offers a number of benefits to the householder including reducing energy bills and improving the aesthetic appearance. Air source heat pumps are an ideal solution for homeowners in the Highlands, who are off the gas grid and rely on electric storage heating, oil or LPG. ”

“If you are interested in the offers please contact E.ON to find out more and book a survey.”

An air source heat pump uses electricity to extract heat from the outside air, in the same way a refrigerator extracts heat to keep the inside cool and can be used to heat both the home and the hot water tank. An air source heat pump powers the central heating system, which generates warmth in one central place and then distributes the heat through pipes to radiators throughout the home.

For eligibility criteria and further information call E.ON’s call centre on 08000 987 897.

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