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npower launches pioneering Warm Home Grant

13/01/2011

Warm Front funding remains on hold until April 2011
• npower launches a £350 grant towards new boiler installations

With Warm Front funding on hold until April 2011, one of the UK’s leading energy suppliers, npower, is stepping up to the mark to offer eligible customers a £350 grant towards replacing their old boiler.

Along the same lines as Warm Front’s £300 grant, the npower Warm Home Grant will be available for residents aged 60 or over, who own or privately rent their home.* The grant can be used against the installation of a new A-rated energy efficient boiler.

npower is the first energy supplier to offer the grant, which will be available until the end of March, when Warm Front applications re-open.

Joan Coe, marketing manager for npower hometeam, comments: “The Government’s Warm Front scheme plays a vital role in making homes warmer, healthier and more energy efficient. Whilst Warm Front funding is on hold until April 2011, we felt it was vital to play our part in supporting the nation by offering our own £350 grant for residents replacing a boiler that is more than ten years old.

“New A rated boilers are over 90% efficient but older boilers might be less than 60% efficient, which not only means that for every £1 spent on gas heating 40p is wasted, but that these boilers are more susceptible to breaking down. This can pose a health and safety risk to homeowners as well as having financial implications, so we’re pleased to be able to make this commitment to provide the Warm Home grant until March 2011.”

The npower Warm Home Grant will be available across England. The grant will not only offer savings on boiler installation, but will also help residents save money on their annual gas bill.

The announcement comes just two months after npower extended its pioneering boiler and central heating care product, hometeam 50, to any British resident**, even if they are not currently an npower customer.

From £15 a month hometeam 50 central heating care offers 12 months of service with one important difference – if you don’t call out an npower engineer before your year’s anniversary, npower will automatically return 50% of the annual cost.***

For further information about the npower Warm Home Grant please call 08000480514 and quote L016P. For information about hometeam 50 please call 0800 048 0588. Alternatively visit www.npower.com/boilercare

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*Warm Front’s £300 rebate grant is available for residents aged 60 or over, who own or privately rent their home and do not qualify for the Warm Front Scheme.

**Hometeam 50 is available to any British mainland resident.

***In order to take advantage of the 50% No Call Out Cash Back, homeowners just need to sign up to and be receiving npower’s gas and electricity supply before the end of their 12 month agreement.

Notes to editors

Notes to editors:

npower hometeam installs, services and repairs boilers, in addition to offering a wide variety of heating cover options.

Installation
hometeam provides:
SEDBUK A rated, energy efficient boilers
Free warranty of up to five years on all Valiant boilers
10 year warranty on radiators
Service
npower hometeam offers a thorough, 30 point gas boiler service and safety check. It also offers services for gas fires, gas water heaters and gas wall heaters.
Repair
hometeam offers boiler repair with a choice of two ways to pay. Fixed Price Repair ensures no extra charge for call out, parts or labour, and also comprises a no fix, no fee guarantee. Also available is Pay As You Go repair, which covers call out and the first half hour’s labour. All work is guaranteed for 12 months.

Contact information

Nick McHugh
Name
Nick McHugh
Job Title
Mr
Division
Telephone
0845 070 2807
Fax
Mobile
Email
nicholas.mchugh@npower.com
npower has 5.8 million residential gas and electricity accounts throughout the UK. 

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