PEOPLE over 60 with a gross income of less than £20,000 a year could be eligible for free cavity wall and loft insulation.
The KEEP Warm scheme is run by Kirklees Council in partnership with Scottish Power. It is for homeowners and tenants in private rented accommodation.
The scheme helps older people to keep their homes warm as it is recognised that there is an established link between cold related illnesses, and the thermal comfort of the home.
A spokesman said: "Research has identified that cavity wall insulation can reduce annual heating bills by approximately 35%, and coupled with loft insulation, 50% of the annual heating costs can be saved."
The KEEP Warm scheme (Kirklees Energy Efficiency Programme) follows a very successful pilot scheme in Newsome, Huddersfield, last year when energy saving measures were installed free in 142 properties.
To qualify you need to be: aged 60 or over; a homeowner or a tenant in private rented accommodation; a permanent resident of the home; have a gross total income of less than £20,000 a year and pay council tax to Kirklees Council.
Every property has to be surveyed.
Call freephone 0800 028 1141. The line is open from Monday to Friday 8am - 5.30pm.