CHiL and their role in making Lancastrian homes cosier and healthier

CHiL Central Heating Savings image by Andrey Popov (via Shutterstock).

Thanks to CHiL, central heating has become affordable to more Lancastrian households with savings on non-centrally heated systems. Image by Andrey Popov (via Shutterstock).

From Adlington to Carnforth, Cosy Homes in Lancashire (better known as CHiL) have improved the energy efficiency and heating of many homes throughout the county. Launched in September 2014, it has been successful in gaining £5.2 million worth of funding to transform the lives of fuel poor households.

So far, our 2,887 qualifying homes have benefited from the extra funding thanks to CHiL. Projects have included new boilers, central heating systems, and loft insulation. All of which at more affordable, subsidised prices. The services they offer are as follows:

  • First Time Central Heating;
  • Boiler Replacement;
  • Loft Insulation;
  • Cavity Wall Insulation;
  • Solid Wall Insulation;
  • Room in Roof Insulation;
  • Storage Heaters;
  • Solar Panels.

Cosy Homes in Lancashire is affiliated to the nationwide Cosy Homes Initiative Scheme. Its delivery partners are the borough councils and unitary authorities, which make up the present day county of Lancashire. The Lancastrian offshoot is an umbrella term to promote all of the UK Government’s initiatives including the Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation Schemes.

One important part of the scheme is the First Time Central Heating initiative. This has been the main focus of CHiL’s activities. Over 600 homes in Lancashire have benefited, with the change to central heating making for lower utility bills. Arif Rajpura, the Director of Public Health for Blackpool Council aims to secure more funding for this scheme. For many households that have benefited, the change has been transformational.

ST Heating Services, 20 March 2017.

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