Two thousand homes have now benefited from a £15.5m scheme to improve the energy efficiency of properties in Kirkby.
The Community Energy Saving Programme (CESP) is a partnership between Knowsley Council and Wetherby Building Systems.
It allows private homeowners to have external wall insulation, loft insulation or a replacement boiler fitted in their home, subject to certain criteria.
The work is carried out free of charge to the homeowner and is funded by the energy companies.
The total value of the work carried out in Kirkby is more than £15.5m and it is estimated that the improvements will save 340,000 tonnes of carbon emissions over the next 30 years.
The home owners could reduce their energy bills by up to £375 each year by installing external wall insulation, £80 by having a condensing boiler fitted and around £20 each year by installing loft insulation.
The 2,000th property to be improved is Matt and Jeanette Smith’s home on Brook Hey Drive in Kirkby.
The couple live in the semi-detached house with their four sons.
The Smith’s property has had a new boiler fitted and external wall insulation installed, as they hope to reduce their quarterly energy bill of over £800.
Jeanette said: “I’m really glad we had the work done. It was done very quickly and the workers were very tidy while they were in the house.
“We can really feel the difference and hopefully our energy bills will now start to come down. We are made up and would definitely recommend it to other people.”