HELP – Home Energy Lincs Partnership
The HELP partnership is made up from representatives from all of Lincolnshire’s district councils and the county council. Together they are working together to reduce fuel poverty and the causes of fuel poverty in the county. They are also tasked with developing and bringing to market sustainable ways for homes across Lincolnshire to heat their homes. They are promoting use of renewable technologies and maximising insulation levels in the home. An Affordable Warmth Strategy has been agreed and signed by all the partner authorities outlining the scope of activity required until 2016. Expert advice from the Energy Saving Trust, NHS, NEA and other third sector partners are sought at all stages of the process.
Did you know that around half of heat loss of a typical home is through the walls and loft? This wastes an average of £255 per home per year!
The HELP Scheme was a discounted insulation scheme available to all householders in Lincolnshire. Between August 2010 and March 2012 the HELP Scheme delivered 13,800 insualtion measures in 11,000 homes across Lincolnshire. Resulting in estimated reductions of carbon dioxide emissions by 10,000 tonnes each year.
A well insulated house stays cool in the summer as well as warm in the winter. So, whatever the time of year, it is worth installing cavity wall insulation and topping up your loft insulation to the recommended 10.5 inches or 270mm. This is perfect preparation to save money on your winter fuel bills, especially in this era of increasing fuel costs.
Call the Energy Saving Trust on 0300 123 1234 to discuss what home improvement options might be most appropriate for you.