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Free Home insulation!

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insulationOne of the best ways to reduce your carbon footprint is to insulate your home well.

There is little point installing an energy efficient heating system, if most of the heat escapes through your bricks and roof!

According to the Energy Saving Trust, loft insulation and cavity wall insulation cost around £250 each and they pay for themselves in a couple of years. If everyone in the UK installed 270mm loft insulation, we could save around £520 million and nearly three million tonnes of CO2 every year.

An un-insulated home loses around a third of its heat through its external walls. If every UK household that is suitable for cavity wall insulation installed it, we could save around £690 million and nearly 4 million tonnes of CO2 every year.

Many energy companies are helping people to afford insulation in a bid to reduce the UK’s carbon footprint. British Gas is offering free insulation to people who are over 70 or on eligible benefits such as Disability Living Allowance, income Support or others.

You don’t have to be a British Gas customer to apply.

This means you could save around £115 a year on your energy bills with cavity wall insulation and around £150 a year with loft insulation.

You can call them on 0844 736 2440 to see if you are eligible or visit their Free Home Insulation page.

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