A recent study by the Office for National Statistics has revealed that households in the UK spend on average £106 per month on energy up by over 50% in the last 10 years, The National Insulation Association (NIA) is therefore urging householders that with ever increasing energy bills to act now and insulate.
The NIA advise that home insulation is the most cost effective way of saving on domestic energy bills. An astounding 58% of heat can be lost through uninsulated walls and roofs; but with the right measures put in place, householders could be making huge savings on their energy bills.
Neil Marshall, Chief Executive of the NIA commented: "By simply installing Cavity Wall Insulation savings of up to £250* per year can be made and £250* per year from Loft Insulation. Draught-proofing windows and doors can save between £35 and £50* per year and when installed with other measures will greatly increase the comfort in a home. The savings are even greater for insulating solid walls up to £460* per year!"
The NIA is urging householders to contact an NIA member to find out if their home requires additional insulation and for details of the Green Deal cash-back scheme and any other support that might be available to help with paying for insulation measures.
Householders can be safe in the knowledge that an NIA installer will have signed up to a strict Code of Professional Practice, meaning peace of mind comes as standard with an NIA member.
To find a local NIA member and details on the Green Deal cash-back scheme, householders and landlords should visit the NIA website www.nia-uk.org or call 08451 636363.
* Based on a detached gas heated house, with an 81% efficient gas boiler and average gas tariff of 4.21p/kWh and electricity tariff of 13.52 p/kWh; Figures from Energy Saving Trust and valid for 2014