Don’t wait for winter
‘Insulate before it’s too late’, that’s the message the Home Heat Helpline has been spreading over the last couple of weeks, as we launched a summer campaign to get people to start thinking about keeping bills down through the coming winter.
Our new research revealed that last winter had a clear impact on public awareness about energy usage in the home – with one in three now claiming to be more aware. However, we found that more people (16 per cent) have thought about buying Christmas presents in the last few months than have thought about fitting home insulation (8 per cent). This is despite the fact that that 3.6 million households could be benefitting from savings of up to £265 a year if they fit cavity wall and loft insultation.
In this latest newsletter we report on our activities over the summer, including visits to our call centre in Glasgow by MPs. As we approach winter, we are planning other events with MPs to help their constituents with energy efficiency advice. Watch this space for more information about our forthcoming winter campaign.