Leeds City Council is connecting many council housing blocks to the Leeds PIPES heat network to help residents save money, replace inefficient and expiring heating systems, cut the city’s carbon footprint and improve local air quality.
Council tenants in connected buildings will receive a free installation of the new heating system at no charge and we will work hard to minimise any temporary disruption caused.
Council tenants are required to accept their home’s connection to the district heating network. The council may have identified your existing systems as expensive to run and beyond economical repair. The new Leeds PIPES heating system will provide more efficient and reliable heat to your property. Private leaseholders in connected council buildings can choose to delay or decline a connection to the scheme if they wish.
We will discuss and agree your individual needs before we begin installation work in your property. We will also explain the most optimal position for radiators in your property—this is generally located under windows.
No. The district heating system does not impact your electric shower arrangement.
You will be able to control your heating via an easy to use wall-mounted room thermostat that we will install within your property. We will show you how to use it as part of the installation process.
No. The Leeds PIPES network has been delivered by Vital Energi, in partnership with Leeds City Council. You will be charged by Vital Energi for the amount of heat and hot water that you use, based on a price set by Leeds City Council.
You will still be able to choose your electricity provider after connecting in the same way as you currently can. However, it is important to make sure that you are not using an Economy 7 or Economy 10 electricity tariff after district heating has been installed to avoid being overcharged.