Insulate Hampshire, the council backed insulation scheme has accounted for a collective £93,630 of savings on fuel bills across the Borough.
968 households across Fareham have benefitted from the scheme launched last July which is estimated to be saving residents £145,400 each year and over 595,000 kg’s of CO2.
555 houses have had cavity wall insulation, 401 have had full loft insulation and a further 12 have had their loft insulation ‘topped up’ to the recommended depth of 270mm.
Installing cavity wall and loft insulation where none currently exists is expected to save the average 3 bedroom semi-detached house around £300 a year on fuel bills; and with energy prices on the rise, the savings you will make on the insulation will also increase.
And there’s still plenty more to go. Insulate Hampshire offers free cavity wall insulation and loft insulation where less than 60mm (2 ½ inches) of loft insulation currently exists, to all homeowners and privately renting tenants across Hampshire, subject to a free, technical survey provided by the scheme.
To qualify, applications must be received by 30th September 2012, with installations taking place until 30th November 2012. Due to expected high demand, this is subject to availability.
Government obligations mean that insulation measures won’t be free or subsidised after September; instead it will be replaced by the Green Deal, where a loan is put on the property’s energy bill to help householders increase energy efficiency over time but is better suited to higher costs such as solid wall insulation.
Insulate Hampshire consists of a partnership between Fareham Borough Council, Hampshire County Council and 10 other Councils across the region and with funding from ScottishPower.
Executive Leader of Fareham Borough Council, Councillor Seán Woodward said: "I am pleased that so many residents in Fareham have taken the opportunity to both lower their carbon footprint and their energy bills. I would encourage other Fareham residents to do the same and get free insulation while it is still available"
Don’t miss your chance to save up to £300 a year, contact Insulate Hampshire on 0800 952 0037 or apply online at www.insulatehampshire.co.uk
For Further Information Contact:
Roy Brown, Customer Engagement Manager, tel: 01329 824409
fax: 01329 824505, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
This and previous media releases can be viewed on the Council’s website: www.fareham.gov.uk/pressreleases