Press Release:
Cavity Wall Insulation could save bill payers £140 per year

Release Date 24 June 2013

The Government is keen to extend the benefits of Cavity Wall Insulation (CWI) to a wider range of households and therefore under the new Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme introduced in January 2013, additional funding has now been set aside to allow householders in a wider range of properties to benefit.

Therefore if householders have previously been unable to have CWI installed or receive a subsidy towards the cost of doing so the NIA would encourage them to contact an NIA installer member to check whether they can now have CWI installed under the ECO scheme.

Neil Marshall Chief Executive of the NIA commented: "With the average UK household energy bill now at £1,420 a year the NIA is advising householders of the benefits of CWI. An astounding 35% of heat can leak through uninsulated walls and by installing CWI savings of around £140* per year can be made."

The Government regards CWI as one of the most effective energy savings measures and all CWI comes with an independent Cavity Insulation Guarantee Agency (CIGA) 25 year Guarantee.

To find out more and check whether a property may now be suitable for CWI and a subsidy towards the cost of installation householders should contact their local NIA installer at www.nia-uk.org or call 08451636363 without delay.


* Based on adding cavity wall insulation (saving around £140 and 560kg of carbon a year) saving based on an uninsulated three bed semi-detached gas heated house. Figures from Energy Saving Trust.

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