Major investment in heating upgrades for Lisburn homes
Published: Thur, 14 Jun 2012
A scheme is now underway which will see us investing £540,000 in new heating systems for homes in Ballymacoss, Lisburn, Aghalee and Ballinderry.
Work has started to upgrade the heating in 170 of our homes across the Lisburn district. These heating schemes will replace old solid fuel, open fires and Economy 7 heating systems with gas fired central heating systems wherever gas is available. In areas where there's no gas supply, oil fired central heating systems will be installed. The scheme is costing some £540,000.
District Manager Owen Brady said, “This is a major boost for our tenants living in the homes in these areas. The scheme will replace their old, inefficient systems with more efficient gas or oil systems.
“As a responsible landlord and as the Home Energy Conservation Authority for Northern Ireland, the Housing Executive aims to make its homes as comfortable and as energy efficient as possible. Good housing also makes a valuable contribution to sustaining rural communities, a key objective of the Housing Executive’s rural policy, and this work demonstrates our continuing commitment to this goal.”
“Our contractor HEAT Ltd has extensive experience in carrying out work of this nature, liaising with individual tenants and the Housing Executive to achieve the high standards set and expected. We anticipate that the scheme will complete by the end of 2012.”
Mr Jimmy Millar, Chairman of Lisburn North Community Association welcomed the scheme for Ballymacoss and said that “residents were looking forward to having the new systems installed which would ensure that they had an efficient and reliable heating system for many years to come.”