Friday, 3 September 2010

Lincolnshire Residents Save Hundreds With New Insulation Scheme

A new scheme to cut residents' energy bills and reduce carbon emissions is being launched across Lincolnshire including West Lindsey.

Established by local councils and run by the Energy Saving Trust, the Home Energy Lincolnshire Partnership (HELP) scheme is the first of its kind in the area and will save residents hundreds of pounds each year on energy bills.

Under the HELP scheme, those over 60 or on qualifying benefits can receive cavity wall and loft insulation absolutely free, and everyone else can get it for the hugely discounted price of £49 for cavity wall and £79 for loft, subject to property survey and maximum sizes.

Insulating homes keeps heat where it's needed the most - inside, which means they will be warmer in winter and cheaper to heat.

Mr. Sean Johnson, Chair of HELP, said:
"We are delighted to be working with other Councils and partners to provide Lincolnshire residents with simple routes to saving money and carbon."
Insulating the loft can save the homeowner around £150 a year, and a further £115 a year can be saved by getting cavity wall insulation. In a time of rising energy prices and economic uncertainty this will be a blessing for those already struggling to keep up with spiralling fuel bills.

Around 10,000 homes are expected to benefit from the HELP scheme over the next twelve months, resulting in huge savings across the region.

Ms Denise Marsdon, Centre Manager for the Energy Saving Trust advice centre East Midlands, said:
"We are delighted to be able to support this scheme for the people of Lincolnshire. Not only will people save money at a time when they need it the most, but this will also go a long way toward helping to achieve Government targets for CO2 emissions reduction."
Teams of canvasses will be making their way around the County to offer this opportunity to residents and will have proper identification relating to the scheme, which residents should ask to see.

Homeowners can also apply for the HELP scheme by calling the Energy Saving Trust free on 0800 512 012

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