Press Release:
NIA advise to insulate, as 3 in 5 people are worried about rising energy bills

Release Date 28 January 2014

To highlight the Big Energy Saving Week from the Citizens Advice Bureau, a national campaign to help consumers take practical steps to cut their energy bills is currently taking place all this week, the National Insulation Association (NIA) is urging householders to act now and insulate. New figures show that 60% of people in the UK are worried about the effect that rising household bills will have on their finances over the next year but only 19% had insulated their homes!

Neil Marshall, Chief Executive of the NIA commented: "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.

"By simply installing Cavity Wall Insulation savings of up to £140* per year can be made and £180* per year from Loft Insulation. Draught-proofing windows and doors can save £30* 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 £490* per year!"

The best way to find out if a house requires insulation is to contact an NIA installer member for a free survey and advice on any grants or schemes that can help with paying for insulation measures. Also homeowners 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 approved member.

To find a local NIA member, householders and landlords should visit the NIA website or call 08451 636363.

Big Energy Saving Week is taking place on 27th – 31st January 2014

* Based on a typical three-bedroom semi-detached gas heated house, with an 80% efficient gas boiler and average gas tariff of 4.64p/kWh and electricity tariff of 15.32p/kWh; Figures from Energy Saving Trust.

All figures, unless otherwise stated, are from YouGov Plc. Total sample size was 2,530 adults. Fieldwork was undertaken between 18th - 20th December 2013. The survey was carried out online. The figures have been weighted and are representative of all GB adults (aged 18+).


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