Cash in on energy savings with home insulation

Friday, 17 June 2011 11:59 AM

Brits could save over £100 every year on rocketing energy bills by getting their homes insulated. Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne says homeowners are missing out by not getting their lofts lagged and cavity walls filled.

New government figures suggest as many as half of British homes are not sufficiently insulated. Only 57% of Britain’s lofts have been properly insulated and only 58% of cavity walls have been filled.

Energy companies have been told by the Coalition Government to increase the help they make available to people to insulate their homes and save money.

“We are making energy companies do more to help their hard-pressed customers, with another 3.5 million households set to be protected against higher bills by the end of next year,” said Mr Huhne.

In addition, the Government’s Green Deal will start next year, allowing homeowners to invest in home improvements up to £10,000 at no upfront cost and repay through savings on energy bills. The scheme will cover insulation as well as upgrading old heating systems.
For advice and local offers, call the Energy Saving Trust on 0800 512 012.

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