Intelligent air bricks have also been installed, which are designed to reduce heat loss and help manage ventilation, as well as thermostat units to help residents manage their energy usage.
The project is anticipated to save 248 tonnes of carbon escaping into the atmosphere each year across the 198 homes retrofitted in Airedale.
Peter Holland, of Airedale, was one of the tenants to benefit from the work. He said: “My concern was the heat retention in the house, our gas was on most of the day through winter. Since we have had the work done the heat is staying in our house much more and our bills have improved. We are really happy with the results.”
Andy Wallhead, Chief Executive at WDH, said: “We are incredibly pleased to be delivering energy efficiency and cost-effective retrofits to our customers. Improving the energy performance supports our continued efforts to decarbonise our homes whilst providing warmer, more efficient places for our tenants to live. This, and future retrofit projects will not only help our region lower its carbon emissions, but it will also enable our tenants to save money on bills, support their health and wellbeing, tackle fuel poverty and create jobs, which is what we need during a cost of living and climate crisis.”