100 Houses In Horwich Get Gas Central Heating (from The Bolton News)

It’s good to see them getting something though.” * Your name Please note we will not accept reports with HTML tags or URLs in them. Enter the above word in the box below Report comment 100 houses in Horwich get gas central heating 9:53am Wednesday 9th April 2014 in News By Liam Thorp , Reporter From left, Julie Hilling MP, Jackie Smith, resident, John Bilsborough, neighbourhood officer, Places for People, and Ken Whowell, chair, Residents Association A COMMUNITY at risk of being broken up because of high energy bills can stay together thanks to new gas central heating. People living in 100 houses in the Claypool Estate, Horwich , many of whom are elderly, were struggling with the high costs of heating their homes with electric energy. It can cost three or four times as much to heat a home using electricity instead of gas, with the average fuel cost for water and heating for electricity 1,700 a year compared to gas at 700 if a combi condensing boiler is fitted. So, the Claypool Residents Association began working with housing provider Places for People and Bolton West MP Julie Hilling to put forward an application for an installation grant for gas central heating for the area. Places for People then obtained national grid support for the cost of the pipeline into the estate and funded the conversion to gas central heating. Work started in July last year and now a new pipeline has been fitted and all 100 properties have been transferred to a gas supply for their heating. One resident benefiting from the switch is Roy Greenhalgh, aged 65, of Poplar Avenue, who also chairs the residents association. He said: For the 40 years, since the estate was built, these houses used storage heaters, which would release heat in the daytime but go off at night and leave people cold in their homes.
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