Over 70s clamour for free insulation
Demand for free insulation is up by 25%, following the government's introduction of free loft and cavity wall insulation for all homeowners and private tenants over 70.
The Heat Project has reported record applications to the insulation scheme since the new criteria came in under the Carbon Emissions Reduction Target (CERT). The offer is part of the government's efforts to reduce fuel poverty and cold-related suffering in the vulnerable.
By correctly insulating a property, essentially making it warmer in winter and cooler in the summer, loft and cavity wall insulation can save the average property over £250 in wasted energy costs and nearly three tonnes of CO2 on an annual basis through reducing the amount of heat lost through the home.
Set up in 1997, The Heat Project was designed to ease the burden of Local Authority Energy Officers, enabling them to meet their councils home energy conservation requirements with the minimum of effort
The Heat Project has been insulating homes across Britain since 1997, helping to reduce the carbon footprint and energy costs of over 300,000 properties to date.
Paul Johnson, director of operations at the Heat Project said:
'We are naturally delighted to have had such a positive response rate to our recent announcement regarding the free insulation available to the over 70s.
'Our primary concern has always been to ensure better living conditions as a result of the cost savings and physical benefits of loft and cavity wall insulation, and we only hope that homeowners and private tenants continue to contact us and apply for what they are entitled to.'
30 January 2008