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Rural homeowners making energy efficiency changes

2011-06-17 09:52:28

An expert has claimed that rural home owners are turning increasingly to energy saving methods to try to keep their fuel costs down and to help prevent climate change.

Hayley Jones, the Marketing Director for UK Energy Saving, claimed that homeowners living in rural areas are keen to fit double glazing windows to keep warmth in, and are also increasingly turning to cavity wall insulation.

She explained that people will take advantageof the money available from the government to help pay for these changes to homes, and that people should contact their local council to find out what is available. She explained "There are currently no national grant schemes for solid wall insulation, which can be internal or external, but it is worth checking with local authorities for localised schemes."

She also spoke about how managing heating systems is a good way to make sure energy use is as efficient as possible. One way to do this is to sign up to a boiler maintenance scheme, such as the one offered by Team Energy, available nationwide.

These schemes help put heating oil users’ minds at rest as they include an annua lcheck-up to ensure boilers are running as efficiently as possible. Team Energy will also make sure there are no underlying problems with a boiler that could lead to break downs in the colder months of the year.

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