05 April 2012
tadea’s Lancaster insulation scheme is helping people in the district keep warm, cut bills and lower their carbon emissions, and is already making a ‘big difference’ to the lives of those who have signed up.
Helen Harding, of Lune Road, Lancaster, was one of the first to benefit under the project. Mrs Harding’s house is an old property and was built without cavities, so installing cavity wall insulation was not an option. However, her extension, built much more recently, was perfectly suited to getting the work done. Already, she is feeling the benefits by staying much warmer at home.
“I decided to look into getting insulation fitted after I received a leaflet about it through my door,” she says. “The extension was very cold before I had the insulation installed. I got it done around a month ago and already it has made a big difference to how it feels.
“I’ve noticed that I don’t need to have the heating on as much in the extension now that it is insulated. I’m sure it will make a big difference to my heating bill the next time it comes around.
“Getting it fitted was no problem – the whole process from start to finish was very efficient and it all happened really quickly.”
tadea are delivering the scheme, which began last October, alongside Lancaster District Local Strategic Partnership and installer Cosyseal. It will see up to 1,000 properties in the area fitted with loft and cavity wall insulation – the latter of which is one of the most cost-effective energy efficiency measures that can be taken in the home, as it can save around £135** each year on heating bills.
Bob Kirby, tadea’s Domestic Operations Manager, says: “Everyone deserves to have a warm and healthy home, and people without insulation are always more likely to feel the worst effects of the British weather. This project is directly helping people in Lancaster to keep warm at home, and we’re very proud of the positive impact it is having on people’s lives.
“Those who sign up are making their homes warmer and more comfortable places to live, whilst also reducing their carbon emissions and saving money on their fuel bills – not just for this year coming but for long into the future.”
tadea can help with getting insulation installed in homes all across the north of England. To find out more, call tadea free on: 0800 124 4320
. Alternatively, visit: tadea.com/insulation
** Figure taken from statistics issued by Energy Saving Trust