Energy Efficiency (HELP)
The HELP partnership is made up from representatives from all of Lincolnshire’s district councils and the county council. Together they are working together to reduce fuel poverty and the causes of fuel poverty in the county. They are also tasked with developing and bringing to market sustainable ways for homes across Lincolnshire to heat their homes. We are promoting use of renewable technologies and maximizing insulation levels in the home. An Affordable Warmth Strategy has been agreed and signed by all the partner authorities outlining the scope of activity required until 2016. Expert advice from the Energy Saving Trust, NHS, NEA and other third sector partners are sought at all stages of the process.
Did you know that around half of heat loss of a typical home is through the walls and loft? This wastes an average of £255 per home per year!
A well-insulated house stays cool in the summer as well as warm in the winter. So, whatever the time of year, it is worth installing cavity wall insulation and topping up your loft insulation to the recommended 10.5 inches or 270mm. This is perfect preparation to save money on your winter fuel bills, especially in this era of increasing fuel costs.
All major energy suppliers are offering deals on cavity wall and loft insulation until the end of 2012. Call your supplier today to see what they can offer you. Don’t forget than another supplier may be able to offer you a better deal, so think about ringing around before you go ahead with any work.
Home improvements under the Green Deal will be available from the end of January 2013. The Green Deal Oversight and Registration Body lists all approved assessors, installers and providers on their website http://www.greendealorb.co.uk/. All work will need to be completed by organisations on these lists to qualify for Green Deal funding, so make sure you check them off before you agree a Green Deal Plan.
Call the Energy Saving Trust on 0300 123 1234 for further advice about the Green Deal.