The Shadow Energy Secretary met staff at an independent manufacturer in Morley during a special visit organised by the town’s MP.
Caroline Flint joined Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls on Friday for a tour of Ravenheat, a gas boiler company based in Chartist’s Way.
Mr Balls said people were faced with a real cost of living crisis with working families £1,600 worse off than in 2010 on average.
“Prices are set to rise faster than wages until 2015 and, faced with rising energy bills, we need to do more to support people trying to make ends meet over the winter months,” he said. “I’m proud that here in my constituency, Ravenheat is doing its bit to support households who want to make their home heating system more efficient by upgrading their boiler and saving money on running costs.”
Mrs Flint said: “Energy efficiency is a really important way for people to reduce their energy bills and it’s encouraging to see the work that firms like Ravenheat are doing to help make that happen.”