June 10, 2011 1.44 pm This story is over 130 months old

Residents insulating homes to save money

Big HELP: Residents have been saving money with a home insulation scheme.

Despite the economic climate, residents in Lincoln have been taking advantage of the council’s Insulation Scheme, saving millions of pounds, says the City Council.

The scheme, set up by the The Home Energy Lincs Partnership (HELP), has so far insulated 6,000 homes in Lincolnshire for free or at a discounted price.

The City of Lincoln Council encourage all residents to invest in good home insulation, as it could mean savings of up to £300 per year off heating bills.

According to HELP, the scheme has already saved 6,000 county homes £1 million per year in bills.

Housing Energy Officer for the City of Lincoln Council Dave Bowskill said: “Although the scheme is free to over 60s and those on qualifying benefits, it offers all residents the chance to benefit from discounted insulation.

“This can cost as little as £49 for cavity wall insulation, and just £79 for insulating your roof.

“The scheme is available to home owners, private landlords and private tenants across Lincolnshire, subject to conditions.”

For more information contact the Energy Saving Trust on 0800 512 012.

Source: City of Lincoln Council | Photo: Ashden Awards