Press Release:
Improve your home, save money & carbon by simply installing insulation

Release Date 06 September 2012

Following the recent news that five million households in the UK face increases in their fuel bills of up to £100 per year, the National Insulation Association (NIA) is urging household-ers to take advantage of the current subsidies and grants available towards the cost of Insulation before the current Carbon Emissions Reduction Target scheme ends this December…in a majority of cases it can even be FREE!

The NIA has listed some of the benefits of insulation below:

  • Over 50% of a home's heat can be lost through un-insulated walls and lofts. A hassle-free way to save energy and prevent money disappearing into thin air is to stop this heat escap-ing with insulation.
  • The cost of having insulation has never been lower, as there are a wide range of grants and subsidies available and, in many cases it could even be free!
  • Solid Wall Insulation can save around £460 a year on a householder's fuel bills year-on-year! It can also reduce a home's carbon footprint by around 2 tonnes of CO2 a year.
  • If every UK household suitable for Cavity Wall Insulation (CWI) installed it, a saving of 4 mil-lion tonnes of CO2 every year could be made – a decrease in 550kg of CO2 per household. CWI pays for itself in around 2 years and will typically save around £135 a year on a house-holder's fuel bills.
  • Loft insulation can save around £175 per year on a householder's fuel bills and around 720kg of CO2 a year. Many households have inadequate loft insulation that is below the recommended 270 mm.
  • Draught proofing around leaky door and window frames can save around £55 a year on heating bills and can make a home feel more snug and comfortable.
  • NIA members will provide an independent 25 year guarantee from the Cavity Insulation Guarantee Agency (CIGA) when CWI is installed, providing the householder with an inde-pendent, uniform and dependable guarantee.
  • Tax allowances of up to £1,500 are available until 2015 for landlords through the Landlords Energy Saving Allowance, enabling landlords to claim the cost of insulation solutions on all their properties.
  • Homeowners can be safe in the knowledge that an NIA installer will have signed up to a strict Code of Professional Practice.
  • The best way to find out if a house requires insulation is to contact an NIA installer member for a free survey and quotation by using the postcode locater search engine on the NIA's home page.

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