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Fuel poverty is set to rise: The long-term solution lies in improved heating and insulation standards

Written by Kaye Welfare, Director of Partnerships Evolve Home Energy Solutions  

The UK, along with countries around the world, is facing an unprecedented challenge in responding to the crisis caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19). When the pandemic is over, we know that for millions of people, poverty will not be over.

People that where already struggling risk being pushed further into poverty, which means they will not be able to afford the energy to heat their home adequately. Many people working from home and others grappling with a reduced income will be worrying about receiving unexpectantly high fuel bills.

The most effective solution to fuel poverty lies in energy efficiency improvements to ensure that the fabric of the dwelling is insulated to as high a standard as possible, and that the heating provision is efficient and economic.

About a third of all the heat lost in an uninsulated home escapes through the walls. If your house was built after the 1920s, it is likely to have cavity walls. Cavity wall insulation is a simple yet effective way to insulate your home, which can significantly reduce heat loss while lowering your heating bills.

Evolve Home Energy Solutions are accredited installers of cavity wall insulation. The current challenge is how we insulate homes safely and ensure we do not add further to the anxiety of people already at risk of living in cold damp homes.

Evolve HES are working hard to put new systems in place so we can help people by identifying the right solutions their home needs and delivering them in an appropriate manner.  We will be closely following the Government and Devolved Nations guidance on workplace safely and operating strict social distancing rules. We have already developed a zero contact appointment option which you can see here.

If you or anyone in your community does not have a well-insulated home, we encourage you or them to contact us so we can plan to get the process started before the cold weather comes around again.

It is crucial we help everyone create a living environment which means they can afford to live in a warm, safe, and healthy home.

Spread the word about how important insulating your home is!

Contact us now for further home energy efficiency advice and to book a free no obligation survey.
0800 292 5445
info@evolvehes.co.uk

You could be helping yourself and other’s in your community reduce fuel bills and stay warm and healthy at homes. By properly insulating cavity walls, you will save energy and cut costs off your heating bill.

Other things you can do:

Savings can often be made by switching to a different electricity and/or gas supplier. This should be a relatively easy process. The key to making switching easier is gaining access to good quality, independent information.

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