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Hundreds of South Lakeland families could be missing out on energy savings says Farron

December 21, 2009 12:00 AM

Hundreds of households in South Lakeland could be missing out on savings of up to £250 a year on the energy bills because they are failing to claim free insulation grants to which they are entitled, local MP Tim Farron warned today.

Mr Farron is urging residents to call the Home Heat Helpline on 0800 33 66 99 to see if they are eligible for assistance, and to request their free copy of the 'Little Book of Energy' advice booklet. You may qualify for extra help from your energy provider if you're of pensionable age, disabled, a family on low income, living with long-term health conditions, or living on benefits.

The launch of the Little Book of Energy comes as research shows residents could save around £150 a year on their heating bills by insulating their lofts and another £115 a year with cavity wall insulation.

Commenting Mr Farron said:

"The Little Book of Energy is a valuable resource to help families save money and keep warm this winter, and is now available for free to all residents across South Lakeland.

"The advice booklet provides you with tips for making your home more energy efficient, and provides valuable information about free grants for insulation and assistance available to help reduce your heating bills."

"These free grants for insulation could provide a lifeline for hundreds of families in South Lakeland as it gets colder through the winter months. I am urging every resident to call the Home Heat Helpline today to request their free Little Book of Energy advice booklet and make sure they are not one of the people missing out."