Warmworks has received funding from Affordable Warmth Solutions’ Warm Homes Fund to install energy-saving improvements in just under 150 homes in the Scottish Borders, in partnership with three local housing associations: Waverley, Eildon and Berwickshire. The project will install air source heat pumps, which are a renewable form of domestic heating technology, alongside robotically applied underfloor insulation, using Q-Bot technology.
The project aims to make homes warmer and more energy efficient over the longer term, as well as reducing householders’ reliance on fossil fuels and traditional sources of heat. The project will also provide valuable insights into how this technology can be used effectively as we move towards lower carbon technologies for heating homes.
Warmworks is working alongside three housing associations to deliver the project, each of whom will identify properties within their housing stock to be upgraded. An overview of each housing association has been provided below.
Being able to have a bath without having to wait for an immersion tank to heat up is just bliss! For the first time in a long time, I slept for a solid six hours. It is so lovely to have running hot water and heating which comes on automatically depending on the setting of the thermostat which I can control. I no longer dread the winters!Mrs F, Glasgow
There is a big, noticeable improvement with my home being warmer. I have more peace of mind that the heating system which was installed is the best and most efficient green energy heating system available. I now have constant hot water, which is something I did not have before.Mr B, Kippen, Stirlingshire
I’m looking forward to having a winter – the first in many years – where I don’t stress out about the fact that I am freezing in most of the house.Mr N, Cupar, Fife
It couldn’t have gone any better, it really couldn’t have. The guys were on time in the morning, they and they were friendly. They did a much better job than I had anticipated in any fashion, and also cleaned up after themselves. All I had to do was sit back and put the heating on and enjoy the heat!Mr L, Glasgow