FAMILIES across Mid Devon will get a warmer home this winter and beyond thanks to an energy saving scheme launched this week by Devon local authorities.

The scheme, entitled ‘CosyDevon’ will see up to £9 million invested in improving homes across the county.

Delivered in association with with E.ON, one of the UK’s leading energy companies, CosyDevon is offering up to 7,000 free or subsidised insulation and heating measures for Devon’s homes, as well as supporting local jobs.

Hedley Steele, Private Sector Housing Lead Officer at Mid Devon District Council said: “The CosyDevon ‘bus’ will be at the Mid Devon Show this Saturday July 26, next to our own marquee at pitch H87.

“We are encouraging all those who could qualify for these free energy savings home improvements to make contact with the team either at the Show or on the contact details provided.”

Don Leiper, Director of Energy Efficiency at E.ON, said: “I’m immensely proud that E.ON has been part of CosyDevon since its launch and that we have worked with our colleagues in local authorities across Devon to provide energy saving help to thousands of families in that time.

”This scheme will bring significant benefits in making our homes more energy efficient, helping people to reduce their energy consumption and cut their bills.

“I hope that many more will get in touch to see what help is on offer.”

Homeowners, private landlords and their tenants who meet the qualifying criteria1 can receive loft and cavity wall insulation for FREE through CosyDevon.

Homeowners who do not meet the qualifying criteria and want to top up their existing loft insulation only can do so for £149.

Free replacement boilers are also available to households receiving qualifying benefits whose boiler meets certain criteria2.