£400 made available to help with replacement heating boilers

Householders hve been reminded to take up the offer of �400 towards a replacement boiler
Householders hve been reminded to take up the offer of �400 towards a replacement boiler
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Dunfermline householders are being reminded to take advantage of a scheme which helps to replace old central-heating boilers.

MSP for Dunfermline, Bill Walker, has encouraged Dunfermline householders to save £400 on replacing under-performing boilers with energy-efficient models.

This comes after Alex Neil, Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure and Capital Investment, announced a further £500,000 funding to help households make the switch.

Mr Walker said: “If anyone in Dunfermline is thinking of renewing their old boiler, they should first call the Home Energy Scotland Hotline.

“Over 1,000 households will benefit from this Scottish Government initiative to replace boilers. It’s on a first come, first served basis, so I would urge Dunfermline residents to apply quickly.”

Mr Neil said the Scottish Government was committed to eradicating fuel poverty and reducing household carbon emissions: “One important change people can make is to install energy efficient boilers. Over the last year, we have invested £4 million to incentivise households to replace inefficient boilers.

“Almost 12,000 households have applied for vouchers under the scheme since June 2011 and each household could make savings of up to £300 per year on their fuel bills.”