Saturday, 18 June 2011

Herefordshire residents offerd chance to get your home insulated for free

Councillor Brian Wilcox, Herefordshire Council’s cabinet member for environment, housing and planning with James Rogers, Installation Supervisor for Domestic and General.
Herefordshire Council is supporting Domestic & General Insulation Ltd in a new scheme where 3,000 county households can gain free home insulation.

The offer is open to all privately renting tenants or homeowners and people will be entitled to either cavity wall insulation or loft insulation free of charge.

Councillor Brian Wilcox, Herefordshire Council’s cabinet member for environment, housing and planning, said: “We used to offer grants ourselves to fund the cost of installing insulation measures and have already helped more than 12,000 households reduce their energy bills.

“This funding has now been withdrawn by the Government but we remain fully committed to making the county cleaner and greener by reducing carbon emissions from domestic homes. Insulation measures have proved to be one of the easiest and most effective ways to achieve this and have the added bonus of reducing fuel costs as well.

“Domestic and General Insulation Ltd has been able to secure funding from energy companies to install insulation for 3,000 county households for free and we are delighted to be able to support them in promoting this initiative.

“The company has a long record of working in the county and the insulation measures will not only improve the environment but, with fuel bills set to increase even further, this will be an excellent way to reduce those household bills. The offer is on a first come, first served basis so I would urge all people who do not have cavity wall or loft insulation to contact DGI on 01432 377050,” he added.

Paul Simpson, Domestic and General development manager, said: “We have installed more than 19,000 energy efficient measures to Herefordshire properties since 2006, including loft and cavity insulation but also energy efficient boilers, double glazing and solar systems. We’re excited that we have the potential to add to that figure with this special offer and help more Herefordshire householders to reduce their carbon emissions.”

Any residents who get a free installation of insulation can also have a second measure installed for the special price of £99.

All residents over the age of 70 or in receipt of benefits can also get these insulation measures free of charge.

Free installation is subject to property size, suitability and a technical survey.

For further details about how insulation can reduce your energy bills, contact Herefordshire Council on 01432 260398.

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