Press Release:
Combat fuel poverty with insulation

Release Date 06 February 2014

To highlight Cold Homes Week from the Energy Bill Revolution a national campaign to end fuel poverty, the National Insulation Association (NIA) is urging fuel poor householders to act now and insulate.

30,000 people died of the cold last winter and millions have to make the choice between heating and eating due to high energy bills. The only permanent solution is to make UK homes super energy efficient.

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 £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 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 www.nia-uk.org or call 08451 636363.




Cold Homes Week is taking place on 3rd Feb to 7th Feb 2014

The NIA is a supporter of the Energy Bill Revolution

* 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.

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