Local homeowners are being urged to apply for a grant for a new boiler after £6 million was made available for the boiler replacement scheme.
A total of 345 residents in Lisburn have already had a new boiler installed and many more could now benefit from the scheme.
The additional money, secured from the European Regional Development Fund, will increase the numbers of homes likely to benefit from the scheme from 16,000 to 24,000.
“This scheme has been hugely successful, with on average around 600 installations a month,” explained Minister Nelson McCausland. “I am delighted that this additional money will see many more of those most in need benefiting.
“I would encourage anyone whose household income is less than £40,000 a year with an inefficient boiler of at least 15 years, to contact the Housing Executive on 03448 920900 or log onto nidirect at www.nidirect.gov.uk/boiler-replacement.”
The scheme offers owner occupiers a grant of up to £1,000 to replace inefficient boilers, with energy efficient oil or gas boilers.