Mike O’Brien, the Minister for Pensions Reform is calling for all elderly people receiving Pension Credit to apply for Home Insulation Grants. Insulating your home against heat loss is the single most important measure you can make to reduce energy bills and significantly improves quality of life.
“If you own your own home or rent it from a private landlord, you may be eligible for a free grant to insulate your walls and loft.” Mike O’Brien goes on to say “£1 in every £3 spent on heating bills is wasted in poorly insulated homes.”
Grants are available through the Governments Warm Front Heating and Insulation scheme. The minister is urging pensioners to call the free Energy Advice Line on 0800 316 2805.
With ever increasing energy prices it’s more important than ever to ensure every penny available is used to help in reducing heating bills.