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Darlington residents urged to make energy-saving home improvements

Property owners across Darlington are being encouraged to make use of ongoing grant funding to carry out energy-saving improvements for their property.

The Warm Up North scheme is offering households the chance to have installed additional cavity, loft and solid wall insulation (in homes that require it), as well as giving Darlington residents the option of investing in new low-cost boiler systems.

Operating across nine north-east local authorities, including Darlington Borough Council, the initiative aims to help bolster the number of properties that have the recommended level of home insulation installed, as well as helping individuals to reduce their monthly bills.

Darlington Council cabinet member for economy and regeneration Chris McEwan told the Northern Echo: “A warmer and more energy-efficient home in time for winter could be just a phone call away.

“I urge residents to make that call safe in the knowledge that they will be dealing with a professional team from British Gas through a scheme supported by the council.”

All those wishing to sign up for participation in the Warm Up North scheme should contact their local authority, with households urged to do so before the worst of the winter weather sets in.

Local residents can also get in touch to receive advice on winter energy-saving measures, including how to make savings via effective draught-proofing and on the wide variety of other local projects that can help to provide funding for green home upgrades.

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