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Investment heats up in East Belfast

Published: Fri, 12 Sep 2014
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298 local homes will benefit from new gas heating systems
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We are investing £1.3m upgrading 298 East Belfast homes with new gas heating.
Since last month, we have been working in the Knocknagoney and Inverary areas of East Belfast improving the heating in tenants’ homes. The current systems are being replaced as they are inefficient, unmaintainable and coming to the end of their useful life.
Existing pipework, some radiators and necessary insulation works will also be carried out, as well as supplying a new focal point fire and surround and fitting a carbon monoxide detector where homes do not already have one.
Tenants will benefit from a more efficient heating system and improved insulation.  It allows for greater control over the heating system and will create greater efficiencies, reducing fuel bills.  The South & East Belfast Manager, Carole Johnston, talks about the scheme, saying:
“This is a welcome investment in our properties for the tenants in East Belfast, especially as the winter weather is approaching.
“We want to make our homes as comfortable and as energy efficient as possible.  The scheme is progressing well, with 108 homes completed and a further 190 homes to benefit in the coming weeks - a major boost for our tenants where their old, inefficient systems are replaced with more efficient gas systems.”
Working in partnership with our heating contractor, Trish Whiteway from Carillion Energy Services, said:
“As ever, we will be working closely with the Housing Executive and their tenants throughout the scheme and will be making sure that the new heating systems are fitted with the least amount of disruption to the tenants involved.”