We believe no one should live in a cold home and we are here to tell you about what help is available. We are in a state of climate emergency. Yet it is estimated that 2.55 million households in England live in fuel poverty. That’s around 11% of all households in England.
Fuel poverty is measured in England using the low income-high cost definition, which states that a household is in fuel poverty if:
- Their income is below the poverty line (taking into account energy costs) and;
- Their energy costs are higher than is typical for their household type
You can see more facts an information around fuel poverty at the NEA Website here.
So we ask:
- Is your house cold?
- Is it hard to heat?
- Are your energy bills too expensive?
- Does this affect your mental or physical health?
If you answered yes to any of these questions you need to call us. Or if you know anybody who would have answered yes please let them know.
Proper insulation and an up to date heating system are the most effective and well-funded measures to lifting people out of fuel poverty and properly heating the home. Funding is available for those in need, to insulate your walls to retain heat and upgrade your boiler if it’s old and inefficient. Research has shown that homes that receive these measures see the following benefits:
- Savings of £315 a year on energy bills
- Warmer homes
- Improvements to mental and physical health
- Reduced carbon footprint to help the environment
So, get in touch with us today to see how we can help you. After all, it’s your home, your energy and your world.