Heating grants scheme launched
Friday, October 12, 2012
THE Amman and Swansea valleys are to benefit from a new government renewable heat grants scheme.
Up to £3,000 is available via community energy charity Awel Aman Tawe per household towards the cost of installing a renewable heat system.
Households have to be off the mains gas network and in the Amman or Swansea Valley areas.
Dan McCallum, Awel Aman Tawe’s manager, said: “This is a great opportunity for local homes to move off carbon-heavy, expensive-to-run heating.”
Clive Phillips and Gwawr Henig in Cwmllynfell have already installed air source heat pumps.
Clive said: “Since we had an air source heat pump fitted, we no longer have to worry about the cost of LPG.” Gwawr said: “Lower bills, less trouble, and no pollution.”
Open days on the scheme are being held in Samuels Hall, Gwilym Road, Cwmllynfell, on October 23 from 3.30pm to 8pm, and St Catherine’s Community Church Hall, Church Lane, Upper Brynaman, on October 24, 3.30pm to 8pm.
Source: This is South Wales (http://www.thisissouthwales.co.uk/Heating-grants-scheme-launched/story-17072513-detail/story.html)