Stay warm in your park home this year
Living in a park home is a popular lifestyle option for many older people. According to Age UK, they estimate that there are over 100,000 older people living in park homes across England and Wales.
For many people, living in a park home in their golden years provides the opportunity to fulfil a life time’s dream. Park homes have advantages for people in or approaching retirement: they are often in picturesque countryside locations, park homes are single-storey like a bungalow which is a consideration for those with health or mobility problems, and they are a lower cost than conventionally built homes. Conversely, park homes – especially older park homes – are more often less energy efficient than other types of properties. It is estimated ninety-five per cent of park homes were constructed before 2005, when insulation standards weren’t included in the British Standard for Park Homes.
Park comes are often expensive to heat as a direct result of the poor thermal construction type of the walls. A common issue for park home households are that the sites are not connected to the mains gas grid, resulting in residents having to rely on costly fuels such as electric, Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) and heating oil.
While some residents can buy their energy directly from suppliers and shop around for the best deals, many have a supply agreement with the park site owners, which can restrict their access to competitive energy tariffs and additional support such as the Warm Home Discount, Energy Company Obligation (ECO) and Priority Services Register.
Many park home residents are on fixed incomes and their only hope of support with heating their home is accessing one of the Government’s energy efficiency schemes. However, with the Green Deal now closed and ECO contributions from energy suppliers typically insufficient to cover the full cost of heating systems, there is very little support available to them.
What’s on offer
- Replacement A-rated LPG boiler
- Replacement A-rated oil boiler replacement
- Replacement Electric storage heaters
How to claim
We keep it simple. All you need to do is call out energy experts who will check that you qualify and organise a survey at your park home or complete the online form and we will call you back.
Click the link to find out more about boiler grants for park homes.