South Somerset District Council are offering to help you spread the cost of a new boiler

South Somerset District Council are offering help to homeowners who are in need of replacing their broken boiler. They are working in partnership with local not-for-profit company Wessex Resolutions C.IC who are delivering fixed rate loans for home improvements on their behalf.

The average lifespan of a boiler is 10-15 years and the Energy Saving Trust estimates that if you replace an old G-rated boiler with a modern A-rated boiler with a full set of heating controls, you could save around £340 a year on your gas bill.

Emma Lower of Wessex Resolutions said "Being able to help the local people to keep their families warm and healthy means a huge amount to us and we are so pleased that the local council can offer this money because the need is unquestionably there".

Loan funds are recycled for the benefit of the community. Each time a repayment is made the money goes back into the original lending pot and is then available to help more people in need. Spreading the cost of a replacement boiler can be a real benefit to people who can't afford the unexpected cost upfront but need to have a working boiler right away.

For more information please call Wessex Resolutions on 01823 461099.

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Date issued: 17 February 2017