More than 4,000 households are living in fuel poverty in the Devizes Constituency, according to the Energy Bill Revolution.
Residents in Wiltshire now have the opportunity to insulate their home for free thanks to a scheme which could help save them hundreds of pounds a year.
The Centre for Sustainable Energy’s Home Energy Team, working with Wiltshire Council, has secured grant funding which means any homeowner, or privately-renting tenant in Wiltshire, will be able to have cavity wall insulation installed in their home, free of charge. Loft insulation can also be installed at no extra cost if the cavity is being insulated.
Not only will this help save money but will keep homes warmer and make sure people are prepared for winter when the colder weather arrives.
The available funding is for cavity wall and loft insulation which tackle the problem of cold homes and excessive expenditure on fuel bills for residents in Wiltshire. Those who live in an average semi-detached house could save £295 a year on their fuel bills.
Keith Humphries, Wiltshire Council cabinet member for public protection, said: “We may be in the middle of summer now but it won’t be long until the colder weather comes along again so I would urge residents to look into this offer and see what it can do for them."
Maggie Rae, Wiltshire Council corporate director said: “Having a well-insulated home clearly has financial benefits but more importantly than that, it will make a big difference to people’s health and wellbeing if their home is warm and cosy when it gets cold outside.
“I would recommend people get in touch and see what support is available.”
Natalie Spollin manages the Home Energy Team and she said: “This is a fantastic offer which will not only improve your home, making it more comfortable, but will also reduce your fuel bills. Having your home insulated can save you hundreds of pounds, and we know people have been waiting for this offer.”
The Home Energy Team can also help residents find out about various other ways to lower their heating and electricity bills with free and impartial energy saving advice.
For further information and to arrange a survey, people should call the Home Energy Team on: 0800 082 2234 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.