Chichester District Council is urging homeowners and landlords across the Chichester District to check whether they could be eligible for free insulation and renewable heating systems.

A range of grants, including new and enhanced schemes, are available to help people reduce their bills by improving the energy efficiency of their homes and to help them cut their carbon footprint.

From free insulation, solar panels and heat pumps for those on a low income, to funding to help replace an old gas boiler with more efficient heating systems, there is a variety of support available.

“The average household could be losing hundreds of pounds each year because their property isn’t energy efficient, and so we’re encouraging people to see whether they could be eligible for free home energy grants to help make their homes warmer and their energy bills cheaper,” explains Councillor Jonathan Brown, deputy leader and cabinet member for Environmental Strategy at Chichester District Council.

“There are a whole range of schemes designed to reduce the amount of energy wasted as a result of having inefficient heating or insulation. The ‘Great British Insulation Scheme’ was introduced by the Government last month and offers grants to fund insulation for homes in council tax bands A-D. Through this grant scheme, low-income households could be eligible for free insulation, and households not on a low income will get insulation at a reduced cost."