Social landlord helps tenants save cash

Isle tenants are being offered free products to reduce their water and gas bills.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 18th June 2014, 8:00 am
A stack of pound coins.
A stack of pound coins.

New energy saving devices can save their tenants thousands of pounds, claims North Lincolnshire Homes, following a trial period.

By teaming up with Sure Group and Save Money Save Water Ltd, NLH can offer tenants products such as a shower timer, a water saving shower head, a toothy timer and leaky loo stickers, if they also have a Vokera Unica boiler installed.

A combination of these products could save up to £175 per year on utility bills.

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Tenants will also be given energy efficiency guides offering top tips on how to reduce utility bills as part of the social landlord’s affordable warmth project.

Those who are eligible for these money saving products will be contacted to arrange fitting.

From April this year, any new Ideal Logic A rated appliance installed into a tenant’s home was fitted with a CombiSmart valve. The value speeds up the heating process by holding back the hot water until the combi boiler heats to the right temperature, therefore reducing the need to run the taps for as long. Research so far suggests tenants can save up to £90 per year on water and energy bills with one of these valves fitted to a combi boiler.

Tim Ball, Project Manager for Affordable Warmth and Heating, said: “Over the last six years we’ve installed A rated appliances into 3,500 homes and it’s these tenants who will benefit initially, but we have plans to increase this in the future. When people require a new boiler fitting they will also be able to take advantage of these products.

“After a trial of the products over 18 months we’ve seen real savings can be achieved which is why we’ve decided to invest £200,000 to benefit tenants.