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News from our partners: Fully-funded retrofit plans for a warmer home, that’s kinder to the planet

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News from our partners Marches Energy Agency

People across Shropshire are recognising the importance of making their homes as energy efficient as possible, but knowing where to start can be a challenge. That’s where a retrofit plan comes in.

Retrofitting means adding or changing things in your home to make it more energy efficient. This could include upgrading windows and doors, adding insulation to lofts, walls and floors, or installing technology such as an air source heat pump or solar panels.

These changes are designed to make your home warmer, healthier, and potentially cheaper to run. Retrofitting can be complex and costly, so to get the impact you want for your home, it’s worth taking the time to get it right.

The Future Ready Homes scheme is currently offering fully-funded retrofitting plans to homeowners across Shropshire, that would usually cost hundreds of pounds. The plan considers your house as a whole and suggests improvements tailored to your home and lifestyle. They outline the expected costs and potential savings, helping you make informed decisions whether you plan to retrofit gradually or in one go.

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Future Ready Homes

The scheme is being delivered across the county by Marches Energy Agency, which runs Keep Shropshire Warm on behalf of Shropshire Council.

Tony Baker, Project Manager at Marches Energy Agency, commented:-

“Future Ready Homes is a fantastic project which recognises the part energy efficiency has to play in tackling the energy crisis and the climate emergency. Many people want to make energy efficiency improvements to their homes, but simply don’t know where to start, so we’re hopeful that Future Ready Homes will give homeowners the tools they need to get stuck in.”

The scheme is currently open for applications, with a limited number of surveys available between now and June 2023. If you’re interested, don’t delay in applying.

Find out more and apply: https://mea.org.uk/our-work/future-ready-homes/