Homeowners in the Berkshire village of Mortimer, near Reading, are being offered new incentives to convert to gas central heating.
Energy infrastructure provider ES Pipelines, which extended the national natural gas network to the village in 2005, has teamed up with eaga, the UK’s leading provider of residential energy efficiency solutions, to offer rebates on the cost of new gas central heating systems of up to £450. And those who have not yet made the connection can have a service laid for £400 – but this special price is only available until 1st May 2009.
Nick Clark of ES Pipelines said: “There has been a lot of media coverage about the costs of natural gas and electricity but, in truth, those homes that are connected to the national natural gas grid are the lucky ones.
“There are still many households around the country that don’t have the choice of heating their homes by natural gas and rely instead on more expensive fuels. Householders in Mortimer now have the choice and we believe this rebate will make the decision to switch to natural gas central heating an even easier one.”
Many Mortimer homes have already switched to natural gas for heating while many more have already had a gas service pipe laid to their property. Those who have a service pipe but no gas meter can have a meter installed for free.