Help for fuel poverty homes in Hull

Published: Wednesday 4th November 2015 by The News Editor

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Dozens of council tenants in Hull are feeling the benefits of new gas central heating systems.

Hull City Council is working with Northern Gas Networks (NGN) and Community Energy Solutions (CES) to deliver fully-funded gas connections and modern heating systems to properties across the city.

Homes in Hartoft Road, Cloughton Grove, Appleton Road and Hutton Close have already received energy efficient gas condensing combination boilers and radiators, which will reduce CO2 emissions and cut bills.

Further plans will overhaul another 26 Commonwealth Homes properties in west Hull ahead of the colder months.

Fuel poverty affects around 400,000 homes in Yorkshire, the North East and northern Cumbria.

Councillor John Black, Portfolio Holder for Council Infrastructure, says lots of people in Hull struggle to keep their homes heated. He hopes the work with NGN and CES will help tackle the problem.

NGN has installed a total of around 200 metres of new gas mains to connect the previously off-gas homes to the gas network since April.

Most tenants opted for gas central heating systems to replace their old electric storage heaters, which were inefficient and expensive to run.

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Published: Wednesday 4th November 2015 by The News Editor

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