Old boilers waste money!!

January 16, 2015

According to the Confederation of Business and Industry (CBI), UK homeowners and businesses are wasting an estimated £15m of energy every day of the year due to inefficient boilers and central heating systems, poorly insulated walls, roof, doors and windows.

CBI Director-General, Richard Lambert believes both businesses and homeowners alike require the relevant energy-efficiency education and incentives in order to implement energy saving measures so to create a national ‘sea change’ in the usage of energy.¬†Lambert continued “… we need easy-to-access support and incentives to encourage improved insulation in homes and offices, a switch to more fuel-efficient cars, and other energy savings steps.”

The Affordable Warmth Scheme is the new Government programme which replaced the Warm Front Scheme late in 2012. Affordable Warmth offers 100% free boiler grants as well as grants for cavity wall and loft insulation. The programme specifically supports low income households. The aim is to increase the warmth in your home, reduce your energy bills and help you reduce your carbon footprint. Most boilers that are 10 years old will qualify for replacement. However, any boiler that is not efficient, regardless of age, will most likely qualify. – See more at: http://www.affordablewarmthgrants.co.uk/info-grant-boilers#sthash.s4JjcjRi.dpuf

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