Helping to Insulate Hampshire: collect your free loft insulation and save up to £50 per year on fuel bills24-08-2012
Insulate Hampshire has teamed up with community group Transition Town Andover, to offer rolls of free DIY loft insulation to local residents on Saturday 29 September 2012.
The loft insulation, which can help save up to £50 per year on fuel bills, will be available to collect from Test Valley Borough Council offices, Beech Hurst, Weyhill Road, Andover. Before collecting their free DIY insulation, residents must first register their interest by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or visiting www.insulatehampshire.co.uk.
Erin Mills, Community Coordinator for Insulate Hampshire, said: “Andover Transition Town does a lot of good work around saving energy. It therefore made sense to work together to reduce Andover’s carbon footprint and help local residents save money on rising fuel bills.”
Customers will be offered rolls up to 100m2 of insulation free of charge. By topping-up loft insulation to the recommended 270mm, Hampshire residents can help protect themselves from the cost of rising fuel bills and enjoy a more comfortable home.
Leader of Test Valley Borough Council, Councillor Ian Carr, said: “At a time when many of us are looking at ways to cut the cost of living, the Insulate Hampshire and Transition Town Andover schemes provide some welcome relief to the burden of fuel bills. Helping residents to reduce their fuel consumption also supports the Council’s aim to preserve Test Valley’s natural environment by decreasing our impact upon it.”
Insulate Hampshire is the council-backed scheme funded by Scottish Power, which aims to help decrease the cost of heating the county’s homes and reduce CO2 emissions. The scheme offers professionally installed cavity wall and loft insulation free of charge to homeowners and private renters within the Hampshire region – not including Portsmouth or Southampton City Council residents – where less than 63.5mm of loft insulation currently exists. Working in partnership with Transition Town Andover, which is a community-led scheme to raise awareness of climate change and the importance of fuel conservation, they have also been able to offer the free DIY insulation to those who do not qualify for free professionally installed insulation.
So far, the community schemes have helped reduce Hampshire’s CO2 emissions by more than 58,630 kg. But with changes to Government funding resulting in the end of free insulation schemes this year, residents are encouraged to sign up to collect their free DIY insulation, or request professionally installed insulation, as soon as possible.
Hampshire residents interested in the free, professionally installed cavity wall insulation should register their interest before 30 September 2012, by contacting Insulate Hampshire on 0800 952 0037 or apply online at https://www.insulatehampshire.co.uk/apply-online.html