Residents living on a major housing estate in Chester could find their energy supplier bills reduced as they stand to benefit from a range of domestic efficiency measures.
Following an assessment from British Gas, Chester and District Housing Trust (CDHT) is to work with the supplier to install cavity wall and loft insulation, as well as new boilers and external cladding in as many as 800 of its properties in Blacon, reports chesterfirst.co.uk.
The scheme will take place over a three-year period at a cost of £70 million, while residents will also be issued advice on how to pursue energy-efficiency through a range of smaller measures.
Dave Soothill, CDHT assistant director for asset management and development, told the news source: "This is brilliant news for CDHT customers and will make a real difference for many residents who live in fuel poverty but still want to do their bit for the environment."
Making sure electrical devices are switched off at the mains rather than being left on standby and turning down the thermostat can also help homeowners switch energy practices.