Residents of Whitehill & Bordon and Lindford can keep warm this winter with the latest energy-saving improvements thanks to an interest-free loan from East Hampshire District Council.

The council has government funds ready for those looking to install home energy improvements such as insulation, a new boiler, double or triple glazed windows or solar panels.

The loan scheme, called Cosy, is available for home improvement works that minimise energy use and reduce carbon emissions – and residents can apply for any amount up to £7,000.

Making your home energy-efficient can help save a lot of money. According to www.energysavingtrust.org.uk, if you are living in a semi-detached house – replacing an old boiler can save you up to £200 a year in heating bills, while heating bills can also be reduced by up to £245 a year with solid wall insulation and £145 a year with cavity wall insulation. Visit the Energy Saving Trust’s website to see how much you could save!

Cllr Ferris Cowper, Portfolio Holder for Whitehill & Bordon, said: “The Cosy loan is fantastic. It allows residents to get a rare interest-free loan that will help them live more comfortably and save money in the future.

“It’s quick and easy to apply for and will be installed in your home within six months! So, what’s stopping you? Don’t leave it too late!”

If you are a resident or private landlord in Whitehill & Bordon or Lindford and are interested in the scheme, visit www.easthants.gov.uk/cosy-east-hampshire and register your interest quickly using the registration form as the loans are issued on a first-come, first-served basis.

Alternatively, you can call the Cosy team on 01730 234 317.

Get COSY to save money and keep warm this winter
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