17 Jun '11, 9am

Around half of British homes are not properly insulated. At least £100 can be saved every year,

New figures released today reveal that nearly half of Britain’s homes do not have adequate basic insulation and are throwing away at least £100 in wasted energy payments every year. The latest lagging statistics show that only 57% of Britain’s lofts have been properly insulated and only 58% of cavity walls have been filled. Insulating lofts and cavity walls cuts down on energy leakage and therefore reduces energy bills. Energy companies have been told by the Coalition Government to increase the help they make available to people to insulate their homes and save money. A total of 3.5 million homes are set to benefit by December 2012 as a result of a tougher Carbon Emissions Reduction Target. Today’s figures show that 479,000 professional insulation measures have already been installed against the new target, with over three million further homes expected to be treated by th...

Full article: http://www.decc.gov.uk/en/content/cms/news/pn11_049/pn11_...

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