About the scheme
Studies show that mains gas is around three to four times cheaper than electricity.We are working with North Yorkshire County Council to help eligible residents access funding to install A-rated gas-powered central heating in their homes.
If you live in the Ryedale District area and do not have any radiators in your property, then you may qualify for a fully funded central heating revamp – helping you reduce your energy bills and keep warm for less.
What it covers
The North Yorkshire Warm Homes Scheme covers the installation of:
- A new gas connection (if required and close to other properties on gas)
- An energy efficient, mains gas condensing combination boiler
- Radiators in every living space, thermostatic controls and a wireless digital programmer
YES Energy Solutions manages this scheme on behalf of Ryedale District Council and North Yorkshire County Council. They will be checking scheme eligibility and coordinating all the installations.
This scheme works on a first come first served basis and is also available in the Hambleton and Scarborough districts.
Homeowners and private renting tenants that live in a property with no central heating (eg rely on room heaters, storage heaters or fires) can join the scheme if they meet the following criteria.
The resident receives one or more of the following state benefits:
- Pension Guarantee Credit
- Income Support
- Income Related Employment & Support Allowance
- Income Based Job Seekers Allowance
- Working Tax Credit
- Child Tax Credit
- Universal Credit
- Disability Living Allowance
- Personal Independence
- Payment Attendance Allowance
- Carer’s Allowance
- Severe Disablement Allowance
- Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit
- War Pensions Mobility Supplement
- Constant Attendance Allowance
- Armed Forces Independence Payment
- Child Benefit – income thresholds apply
The resident has a household income of £21,000 or less AND
- The property is in EPC band E, F or G
- The property is in EPC band D and is off the mains gas network, or has solid or nonstandard cavity walls
- The property is in EPC band D and the resident has a health condition made worse by cold
- The property is in EPC band D and the resident is either:Over the age of 70Is a pregnant womenHas children under 5
Please note that if you rent a property, then your landlord may be required to make a contribution towards the cost of the installation.
How to apply
Visit the Apply for North Yorkshire Warm Homes Scheme page
Air source heat pumps
You could benefit from funding for first-time central heating delivered through the installation of an air source heat pump.
If you’re a homeowner or tenant who currently uses inefficient storage heaters, room heaters or solid fuel heating, you could get a new, fully funded renewable heating system installed in your home at no cost to you.
Funding was secured by us along with North Yorkshire County Council, Scarborough Borough Council, Richmondshire District Council and Hambleton District Council through National Grid’s £150m Warm Homes Fund.
How does the scheme work?
The renewable heating scheme aims to install 200 renewable heating systems in homes across the four authorities. At the heart of the system is an air source heat pump, which typically provides more than three times the heat for each unit of electricity used to power it. This heat is delivered into the home via new radiators and a hot water system.
The scheme is targeting properties that do not have an existing gas, oil or LPG central heating system and are located away from the gas network. Householder eligibility criteria will also be taken into consideration as part of the qualification process.
How to apply
How do air source heat pumps work?
To see how an air source heat pump works, watch this video: