Moat residents in Croydon are set to see a reduction in their carbon footprint and energy consumption following the installation of ‘high efficiency’ electric heaters.
A total of 33 inefficient storage heaters have been decommissioned at a block of flats in Croydon, London, and replaced with new lower-carbon heating technology.
The new heaters were installed for Moat by property services business Liberty as part of the housing association’s retrofit programme.
Proven to be 25% more efficient than traditional storage heaters, the new models will also make residents’ flats more comfortable in the colder months and provide more consistent heat over the duration of the day, according to Moat.
In addition, 100amp isolators were installed in communal areas in a bid to keep staff and residents safe from any potential faults.
For any vulnerable tenants living in the residential block, adaptations were made to accommodate their needs and limit disruption to their day to day lives.
Moat owns and manages around 21,000 homes across the south-east of England.
‘Tackle fuel poverty head on’
Ben James, Sustainability manager at Moat, said: “Sustainability and the wellbeing of our customers are directly linked, and we are committed to providing safe, affordable, and comfortable homes to our residents.
“The installation of the high efficiency electric heating systems at Regis Court will not only reduce our customers’ carbon footprints but will also give them the opportunity to reduce their fuel bills now and in the future.”
Richard Madigan, head of Projects at Liberty, said: “Schemes like this one have the potential to make a really positive impact, as they tackle fuel poverty head on.
“At the same time, the increased efficiency of the new systems mean that they are actively contributing to decarbonisation.
“Everything we do is for the benefits of our clients and their tenants, so we are proud to be partnering with Moat to help future-proof their homes while helping tenants with their heating bills now.”
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