Nest is a Welsh Government Scheme which replaces HEES. It is designed to make private sector households warmer and healthier places to live. Nest aims to improve the energy performance of households which are living in fuel poverty. Fuel poverty is defined as people who spend more than 10% of their household income on heating their home.
As well as support in accessing energy efficiency improvements, Nest also provides callers with guidance on benefit entitlement, energy tariffs and money management through a range of expert partners.
British Gas is the delivery partner of the scheme and its team of experts from across Wales visit eligible properties to conduct a Whole House Assessment before suggesting, agreeing and installing a range of measures suitable for that home and its occupants.
To be eligible for Nest, householders must:
- own or privately rent their home
- be in receipt of a means-tested benefit, and
- live in an energy inefficient property with an energy efficiency rating of F or G.