More homes in Three Rivers to benefit from energy efficiency upgrades

Press ReleaseUpdated: 8 February 2024Environment and Climate Emergency

A major energy efficiency scheme that could save homeowners money will soon arrive in other parts of Three Rivers after residents praised the scheme’s benefits.

Eligible households in South Oxhey and Carpenders Park have been benefiting from ECO4 – a partnership between Three Rivers District Council and E.ON that fully funds energy-efficient measures, such as wall, loft and underfloor insulation, heating controls, energy efficient boilers and low-carbon heating systems (subject to the recommendations of a free, no-obligation home survey).

The scheme has helped many residents already, and E.ON will now be helping homeowners in Mill End and Maple Cross to apply for the funding to stay warm in winter and cool in summer, reduce their energy bills, and shrink their carbon footprints.

One resident who received free cavity wall insulation and loft insulation under the ECO4 scheme said: “I definitely can see the benefits. My boiler doesn’t come on as often and my home feels pleasant and warm.”

Cllr Jon Tankard, Lead Member for Environmental Services, Climate Change, and Sustainability, said: “It’s fantastic to see this scheme helping residents reduce energy bills and their carbon footprint while also staying warm during the cold winters and cool in the hot summers that we will no doubt see more of as the climate crisis continues to affect us all.

“We are committed to ensuring residents can live in safe, warm homes. And so, I am glad that the council and our fantastic partner E.ON are expanding the ECO4 scheme so that more residents can take advantage of its benefits.”

Homeowners who live in a property with an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of D, E, F or G may be eligible for ECO4-funded home upgrades if they or someone in the household receives means-tested benefits, or they have a household income under £31,000 per year, or someone in the household has a health condition or disability that makes them vulnerable to the cold, such as respiratory disease, a cardiovascular condition, immunosuppression, or limited mobility.

Eligible residents living anywhere within Three Rivers are welcome to apply to the scheme and do not need to be an E.ON Energy customer.

Residents can find out more about the ECO4 scheme on the council’s website or speak with a representative from E.ON and Three Rivers District Council in-person at the Mill End Healthy Hub, Methodist Church, Berry Lane, WD3 7HJ on the following dates and times:

· 12pm to 2pm, Tuesday 20th February 2024

· 12pm to 2pm, Tuesday 19th March 2024

For more information on the ECO4 scheme, click here.