People in Easingwold Offered Chance to Save £310 on Energy Bills
3:30pm 29th April 2014
People in Easingwold are being offered free insulation which could save up to £310 a year on energy bills by Hambleton District Council working with Yorkshire Energy Partnership.
The ‘Wrapping up Yorkshire’ scheme, launched at the start of April, aims to improve home comfort, reduce cold-related illness, save residents money on their fuel bills, and help tackle fuel poverty.
According to the Energy Saving Trust, a house can lose up to 60 % of its heating through its walls and roof – so householders can save up to £310 a year by fitting both loft and cavity wall insulation.
Subject to a free, no-obligation home survey, any householders who own their home, or rent from a private landlord, can get free loft and cavity wall insulation regardless of personal circumstances. Homes with less than 20cm / 8” of loft insulation can also be topped up to the recommended level of 27cm / 12”.
Councillor Mark Robson, Leader of Hambleton District Council says:
“Insulating your home is the best way to hold on to the heating you’ve paid for, so you’ll be able to turn your thermostat down, reduce high fuel bills, and protect your family from illness due to a cold home.
“We’re urging people to get in touch with Yorkshire Energy Partnership now because funding is limited, but also to ensure it’s not forgotten – as memories of cold weather fade – and is fitted ready for next winter.”
This scheme is funded by the national energy providers, required as part of the Government’s ‘Energy Company Obligation’ to improve the insulation of millions of homes across the UK.
Lofts must be clear of stored items before insulation is fitted – vulnerable householders (those with health issues, elderly, young children) should mention if they would be unable to do this, as help may be available.
For more information or to claim your FREE insulation, call Yorkshire Energy Partnership on 01904 545 020 quoting ‘Wrapping up Yorkshire’, or visit www.yorkshireenergypartnership.org.uk/advice to apply online.
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