I went yesterday to the launch of a British Gas campaign "Share the Warmth". Currently, Pensioners and those receiving benefits are able to get free loft insulation which on average will save households around £175 a year.
Now, British Gas are offering an extra £50 to you, and your friend, if you refer someone who qualifies for the free loft insulation. This applies even if neither of you is a British Gas customer. Taking action now can ensure that the home is properly insulated before winter next comes around.
Hopefully, you will feel warm by helping a friend. But even if you don't, the £50 won’t go down a miss.
Currently £1 in every £4 spent on heating is wasted due to poor insulation and figures from the Department of Energy and Climate Change indicate that only 57% of homes in the UK have proper loft insulation. Schemes like this and the Warm Homes Front will help more homes spend less on the basic necessity of having a warm home.
Full details of the scheme can be found online here (http://www.britishgas.co.uk/products-and-services/energy-saving/home-insulation/share-the-warmth.html)
Or you can call 0800 084 3863.
Information on Warm Home Front campaign can be found here (http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Environmentandgreenerliving/Energyandwatersaving/Energygrants/DG_10018661)