HOMES in Huddersfield are turning green.
Pioneering people on the Caldercliffe estate at Berry Brow will be among the first in the UK to use a state-of-the-art, eco-friendly heating system.
Over 75% of the residents on the estate voted for the new system, which will use the outside air to heat their homes.
It is part of a project to switch more homes off the expensive and environmentally unfriendly systems and on to eco-friendly sources.
Lee Cattermole, from Community Energy Solutions, which provides the system, said: “It is good news for the carbon footprint of the area that at least 47 tenants will be moving on to air source heat pumps.
“Hopefully, the private owners will jump at the chance too.”
The pumps work by compressing heat from the air outside to heat water systems, including radiators or underfloor heating.
They produce up to three times as much energy as they use and when the units are installed residents will save money on their heating bills and also cut carbon emissions.
Noel Chambers, from Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing, said: “KNH is committed to providing safe, warm and affordable homes and to eradicating fuel poverty.
“We’re keen to use the new technologies like air source heat pumps that help us achieve these aims and that help us support Kirklees Council’s key environmental objectives to help combat climate change.”
Owners of private homes in the area will soon be given the chance to have the new heating systems fitted before the cold weather sets in.