'Never been a better time' to insulate your home

Published on Friday, 24 June 2011 14:10
Posted by Scott Buckler

With rising energy bills, there has never been a better time to improve home insulation, claims Bev Coombe, membership and communications manager for the National Insulation Association (June 24th)

Highlighting the benefits of installing insulation, she said: "Householders can save around £265 every year on their energy bills by having loft and cavity wall insulation installed.

"There is also the added benefit of living in a warmer, more comfortable home - which also has a reduced environmental impact."

Meanwhile, people moving home could find that insulation will improve a property's Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating, which all sellers must complete and show potential buyers the energy efficiency standard of a building.

Ms Coombe's advice comes after the government released the latest insulation statistics, which shows that only 57 per cent of lofts in the UK are properly lagged and 58 per cent have filled cavity walls.

"We urge consumers to act now, rather than wait for the winter rush to ensure they take immediate advantage of reduced fuel bills," the expert said.

 

Source: EST

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