Archive for May, 2011

Free Home Insulation Scheme Enters its 3rd Year!

Monday, May 9th, 2011

Wakefield Council’s pioneering Low Carbon Communities scheme is now active in North Elmsall, Upton, Ryhill and Havercroft. Homeowners and private tenants from these four villages now have a fantastic opportunity to improve their home energy efficiency, reduce their fuel bills and do their bit for the environment.

Wakefield Low Carbon Communities offers residents free cavity wall and loft insulation regardless of their age, household income and property size. There are also opportunities to link to other key public services including: home fire safety checks, free or discounted central heating schemes and benefits advice. The project works on a first come first served basis and will only run for as long as funding is available.

The Council is delivering Low Carbon Communities in partnership with energy conservation specialists, Yorkshire Energy Services who have already completed over 3000 installations in the first two years of the scheme.

Chris Hirst from Thornes signed up last year and now encourages other Wakefield residents to reap the benefits of a warmer home.

‘I would highly recommend this scheme. If anyone ever asks me I would just say go for it! The fact that it is available to everyone regardless of their circumstances means that people who would usually not be eligible can now benefit. Also from a green perspective, a lot of people will get insulation installed who probably wouldn’t have considered it. It’s a great idea and I feel privileged to have been involved.’

If you live in the North Elmsall, Upton, Ryhill or Havercroft  and want to register for free home insulation, contact the Wakefield Low Carbon Communities helpline on freephone 0800 408 1578 or email

Get it while it’s hot!

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

With the sun shining it’s not easy to think about insulation. Most of us associate wrapping up our homes with the fuzzy stuff when the cold, dark nights begin drawing in.

However, summer deals are too tempting to miss with cavity wall insulation from as little as £49!

The Energy Saving Trust advise that your home loses approximately half of its heat through the walls and loft and so by insulating both you will save around £265 a year. With hot summer offers from £49 that means you will get your money back before the next winter is over!

And, just as a thermos flask keeps your warm drink hot and your cold drink cool, insulation also helps your home keep cool during the summer months as well as preparing it for cold winter.

Energy Saving Trust advice centre Manager Andrew Cooper explained “As the days get sunnier and hotter for many insulation companies this is not a busy time of year. This coupled with subsidies from energy companies means that you can get some very keen prices for quality cavity wall insulation work. This is the smart time of year to get your home fully insulated before autumn comes round again.”

For information on insulation offers available to you, contact your local Energy Saving Trust advice centre on 0800 512 012 for free and impartial advice.

Yorkshire Energy Services are offering cavity wall insulation for only £49 and loft insulation for £99. This is a limited summer offer! Click here for more information.