The UK’s second largest energy supplier, SSE plans to increase its rates by 9% in October 2012. Householders from across the country fear the domino effect as other major utilities review their tariffs.
SSE’s charge will add a further £8.53 a month to the average customer’s direct debit. If the rest of the ‘big six’ energy suppliers follow suite, thousands of families will feel the squeeze in time for yet another cold winter.
It’s no surprise that rising energy costs directly effects England’s most vulnerable. There are still thousands of householders living in the grips of fuel poverty and making critical sacrifices as they strive to keep warm in their homes.
Having worked within a multitude of fuel poor communities, energy efficiency consultancy, YES Projects is doing everything it can to help vulnerable householders combat rising fuel costs. In March 2011 the company launched a national free home insulation scheme, available to all homeowners and private renting tenants in England (subject to survey). Already hundreds of residents have benefited from the scheme and have reduced their energy usage.
What happens when two energy savers meet in the ring with rolls of loft insulation? Which homeowner will manage to cut down their opponents carbon footprint? Forget about the Olympics…we bring you Insulation Battle!
The award winning Community Interest Company, Yorkshire Energy Services have launched an innovate programme offering homeowners across England access to complementary home insulation measures (subject to survey).
The new scheme is available throughout all English counties and aims to connect local residents with local installers. Homeowners will not only receive free cavity wall insulation and/or free loft insulation, but support the local economy by utilising local contractors.
The free offer is not means tested and available to all private residents regardless of circumstances. No matter what your household income is, you will be able to access the free service is your property is suitable.
Landlords across Leeds should act now and apply for free insulation on the Wrap Up Leeds scheme.
Run by energy experts Yorkshire Energy Services on behalf of Leeds City Council, Wrap Up Leeds is offering free cavity wall insulation and loft insulation to Leeds homeowners and those living in privately rented accommodation.
The offer is open until September 2012 for 15,000 homes, subject to survey. The scheme works on a first-come, first-served basis and hundreds of residents eager to save money and energy have already contacted the helpline to arrange their free survey. Tenants can apply to Wrap Up Leeds directly, but landlords will be contacted by the Wrap Up Team to seek their permission.
Despite big energy companies recently announcing price cuts, paying for energy is still a key consideration for many tenants. Wrap Up Leeds could be the lifeline many householders are searching for. Landlords can help their tenants reduce their fuel bills and cut their carbon emissions while improving the energy efficiency ratings of their properties.
If you’re a landlord in the Leeds City Council area, don’t miss the opportunity to wrap up for free. Please call, or encourage your tenants to call 0800 052 0071 or visit www.wrapupleeds.co.uk
Homeowners and private renters in Leeds can wrap up their homes for free and save up to £300 a year on their fuel bills. ‘Wrap up Leeds’ offers free cavity wall and loft insulation to homeowners and private renters in the Leeds City Council area.
Leeds City Council and Yorkshire Energy Services are working together on the scheme, which aims to reduce fuel poverty and the ill-health it can cause while also reducing the amount of harmful carbon dioxide produced in the city. Insulation is quick and easy to install, makes your home more comfortable and can save up to £300 in an average three bedroom semi-detached property.
Wrap up Leeds goes live today (3rd January 2012) and is available for 15,000 Leeds residents on a first-come, first-served basis until September 2012. The scheme is available across the city, and the Wrap Up Leeds team will be knocking on doors in some areas of the city where the available information on fuel poverty and the types of houses suggests that free insulation will have the highest impact.