Healthy and Warm in Derbyshire
This booklet gives information about saving energy in your home and about keeping warm, well and healthy. A copy is available in a number of places, e.g. GP Surgeries, pharmacists, libraries, Council Town Centre Offices etc. or by calling Joanne Walker, Energy Officer on 01773 841332.
The Council recognises that as energy prices rise it is becoming increasingly difficult to keep warm in the colder months. Over 50% of the private rented properties in Amber Valley are older properties with solid walls. These can be harder to keep warm. Many landlords have upgraded heating and insulation for tenants on benefits through the Government's Warmfront scheme.
Your landlord is under no obligation to provide gas central heating. Whilst this is the most cost efficient way of heating we cannot insist on it. The Housing Act 2004 requires that habitable rooms can be maintained at an adequate temperature. There will be a number of factors to consider but electric storage heaters or other fixed appliances may be sufficient.
If you want advice or assistance then please contact us on 01773 841335 or email firstname.lastname@example.org