Test Valley residents save over £31,000 a year on their fuel bills thanks to Insulate Hampshire

Insulate Hampshire, the council backed insulation scheme, has so far helped 200 households across Test Valley to save some £31,000 on fuel bills and over 127,000 kg’s of CO2 across the district.

The scheme, a partnership between Hampshire County Council, the eleven District Councils in Hampshire and Scottish Power, offers free cavity wall insulation and loft insulation (where less than 60mm/2½ inches of loft insulation currently exists). The scheme is available to all homeowners and privately renting tenants across Hampshire (subject to a free, technical survey provided by the scheme).

On average, a 3 bedroom semi-detached house will reduce its fuel bill by £300 a year by installing cavity wall and loft insulation where none exists. In Test Valley, the scheme has provided 108 houses with cavity wall insulation, 93 with full loft insulation with 6 others having their loft insulation ‘topped up’ to the recommended depth of 270mm.

To qualify, applications must be received by 30 September 2012, with installations taking place until 30 November 2012. Due to expected high demand, this is subject to availability. Government changes mean that insulation measures won’t be free or subsidised after September; instead it will be replaced by the Green Deal, where a loan is put on the property’s energy bill to help householders increase energy efficiency over time but is better suited to higher costs such as solid wall insulation.

Don’t miss your chance to save up to £300 a year, contact Insulate Hampshire on 0800 952 0037 or apply online at www.insulatehampshire.co.uk

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