|It’s not too late for toast
The ‘Get Me Toasty’ campaign and insulation scheme is still actively encouraging residents living in Wigan Borough to act now before it’s too late…
Government funding and grants are ending so Wigan Council is urging residents to claim their free loft and cavity wall insulation before the deadline of 30 November 2012.
Cabinet lead for housing, Cllr Chris Ready, says: “After the end of this month, it could cost residents upwards of £700 to have their homes insulated so we are appealing to those who could be eligible not to miss out. There may even be funding for ‘unexpected’ installation costs such as scaffolding. The best thing to do is call the Greater Manchester Energy Advice Service (0800 009 3363) to see if you qualify – the majority of homes actually do where installation is possible”.
Over 17,000 installations have been made so far under the scheme, but there are many more homes out there that could benefit from free installation and the savings on future energy bills.
Endorsed by the ten Local Authorities in Greater Manchester, the scheme is managed by the new Greater Manchester Energy Advice Service, a free phone local helpline set up to help residents access grants, assistance and advice on energy efficiency in the home.
The high profile regional toasty campaign has been advising home owners of the benefits of free insulation and the savings that can be made on domestic heating bills.
The Get Me Toasty campaign aims to dispel myths that installing cavity wall and loft insulation is a costly and messy process. It can be done in less than a few hours and for the majority of residents it’s free!
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