‘Insulate Hampshire’: keeping your home warm, saving you money

Press Release: 08/08/2011

‘Insulate Hampshire’ is the new area based insulation scheme aiming to save residents money on their energy bills and helping to keep homes warm and comfortable.

The scheme is backed by Winchester City Council and ten other local councils in Hampshire.

The scheme is open to all homeowners and will help protect people against the cold, cut household fuel bills and reduce carbon dioxide emissions as well as create new jobs in Hampshire’s local economy.

With loft insulation at £99 and cavity wall insulation at £75 for the first 5,000 suitable homes to sign up to the scheme and £99 thereafter, the scheme is expected to improve 20,000 Hampshire homes, enabling Hampshire residents to cut their household bills by £300 a year, saving 1.5 tonnes of CO2.  Some people and the over 70s in certain circumstances will also benefit from completely free home insulation.

To find out more or to register an interest, call free on 0800 952 0037 or visit www.insulatehampshire.co.uk

The council wishes to make residents aware that it has been brought to our attention that other insulation contractors are targeting Hampshire residents claiming to be part of the 'Insulate Hampshire' scheme. Residents will receive both a leaflet and letter from Insulate Hampshire prior to anyone visiting and genuine energy advisors from 'Insulate Hampshire' will all have suitable ID and branded orange coloured 'Insulate Hampshire' uniforms.

Residents are advised to always ask to see ID from any caller at the door and to contact Hampshire County Council on 01962 833 666 or the police on their non emergency number 0845 045 45 45 to verify the person's identity.