Insulate home against rising heating costs

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Residents are being encouraged to save hundreds of pounds a year while doing their bit for the environment by insulating their homes properly.

Around 60 per cent of the heat from a home can be lost through its walls and roof if it is not properly insulated, which could add more than £300 to a typical fuel bill.

Northants Warm Homes, a partnership of all district and borough councils in Norhants, has joined forces with the Snug Network to give the county’s residents the chance to get cavity wall or loft insulation for just £59 per installation.

Residents aged 70 or over, or in receipt of certain benefits, can even get the work done for free.

Rupert Fordham, South Northants Council’s member community regeneration said: “As fuel bills continue to rise, more and more people will insulate their homes in a bid to cut costs.

“Those who wait too long might well find themselves paying the price so I’d urge everyone who has not yet done so to book a free survey.”

Simon Winch, chairman of Northants Warm Homes, said: “We want people to be able to heat their home, not the street outside.

“We’ve calculated that residents will be able to save up to £310 a year on their fuel bills if their homes are properly insulated, so this really is great value for money.

“I would encourage all householders who don’t have either loft or cavity wall insulation – or if they are not sure whether or not they need it – to call now for a free, no obligation survey.”

He added: “From 2013 government grants to reduce the cost of insulation measures will reduce significantly meaning homeowners may end up having to pay up to £1,000 for the same work to be carried out, so now is the time to act.”

To find out more about the special offer, call the Snug Network on 0845 872 7417. Calls are charged at a local rate.