Supported by South Somerset District Council, the Home Energy Team offer free and impartial energy saving advice and are on hand to give the latest information about the grants available. Both South Somerset District Council and the Home Energy Team support the aim of the initiative to offer free insulation to everyone.
There has been a huge demand for assistance with the cost of insulating properties, so residents are being encouraged to act swiftly in order to benefit from the offer.
The offer means that any homeowner or privately-renting tenant in South Somerset will be able to have both loft and cavity wall insulation installed in their home, free of charge – making their home much warmer and cosier, and cutting their fuel bills.
Jamie Walters manages the Home Energy Team and he said, “This is a fantastic offer which will not only improve your home, making it more comfortable, but will also reduce your fuel bills. Having your home insulated can save you hundreds of pounds, and we know people have been waiting for this offer.”
Councillor Henry Hobhouse, Portfolio Holder for Property and Climate Change added, “I’m very pleased to be able to offer South Somerset residents who need roof or cavity wall insulation the opportunity to apply for the original offer before the green deal. This is now available for a short time – please apply for it as it will save you money”.
The available funding is for cavity wall and loft insulation which tackle the problem of cold homes and excessive expenditure on fuel bills for residents in South Somerset. As an example, residents in an average semi-detached house could save £295 a year on their fuel bills.
The Home Energy Team can also help residents find out about various other ways to lower their heating and electricity bills with free and impartial energy saving advice.