The country may be going through a heatwave at the moment – but a charity in Stafford is urging people to get in quickly for funding to improve home insulation while they can.
Many Stafford Borough residents can get funding for loft or cavity wall insulation before new rule changes on who will qualify for future grants.
The improvements can keep a home warmer in winter, cooler in summer and save hundreds of pounds a year in energy costs.
Oliver Rothwell, Project Manager of Warmer Homes Stafford said: “Many residents are experiencing a double whammy of cold homes and high bills due to poorly insulated walls and lofts.
“Rather than heat the street, contact us today to access grants to help get your home up to standard. There is no income or benefits criteria, but this will change in September, so residents need to act fast!”
Warmer Homes Stafford is a partnership between Stafford Borough Council and Marches Energy Agency. All residents living within the borough can access free and impartial advice and support on any energy related topic via the helpline.
Most people assume that insulation is something that keeps their home warmer in colder weather. But the impact of insulation is to slow the movement of heat between two spaces – meaning that it will also prevent your home from overheating in the hot weather.
To find out more information and to register for funding, contact Warmer Homes Stafford for free on 0800 677 1785. Alternatively email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many residents contact the helpline having moved into new properties with poor insulation. Those who have lived in their home for a long time may also find they have insulation that no longer meets current standards.
The recommended level of loft insulation in homes is 270mm (about 10 inches). Homes with less than 100mm (4 inches) of insulation in their loft can access grants to top-up insulation to the recommended level.
Press release No 5452