Certain areas of the UK face higher fuel poverty rates than others, and a recent study by Which? outlines the places throughout the country that are in highest need for insulation upgrades.
The study, which rated the areas most in need of upgrades on a scale of 1-10, found that the North West, North East, Yorkshire and Humberside were in most desperate need for home energy improvements.
The top constituencies are:
- Pendle, Lancashire
- Birmingham Hodge Hill, Warwickshire
- Louth and Horncastle, Lincolnshire
- Burnley, Lancashire
- Scarborough and Whitby, North Yorkshire
These locations have been rated most in need based on factors like socio-economic indicators, health of the local population, and data on housing stock. This is what Which? has labelled the ‘Priority Places for Insulation Index.’
Get help receiving home energy improvements
Arktek assists homeowners throughout these areas with help securing ECO4 funding for home energy improvements – did you know that if you qualify to receive certain benefits, you can also qualify for free installation of different types of insulation, first time central heating, and boiler upgrades?
With consumers facing energy bills that have doubled in the last two years and a cold winter ahead, it’s vital that homeowners take advantage of funding for home energy improvements, like insulation, which can dramatically reduce energy bills and help keep your property warmer.
Learn about the different types of home energy improvements available:
Solid Wall Insulation
You could be losing around 45% of the heat in your home through uninsulated solid walls. Solid wall insulation can be installed internally and involves insulating walls from the inside of the property by building a frame which is then filled with mineral wool insulation and boarded.
Cavity wall insulation
You could be losing roughly 35% of the heat from your property through uninsulated cavity walls. Cavity wall insulation helps retain heat during the winter and also helps keep your home cool in summer.
A typical gas-heated home loses an estimated 25% of its heat through an insulated loft or room in roof. Room-and-roof insulation and loft insulation are both covered through the ECO4 funding scheme.
Around 15% of the heat in a room can be lost through uninsulated floors.
You may be eligible to receive funding to have a gas boiler installed if your property does not currently have a central heating system.
We can also advise on further energy improvements, like air source heat pumps, solar panels, first time central heating, EPCs, smart thermostats, and more.
We are proud to be able to assist with the ECO4 funding process to install insulation and home energy improvements in homes throughout the North East and in areas of need. Simply contact us to get the process started.
Arktek are a team of North East based Gas Safe engineers, accredited insulation installers, and a proud installer of ECO4 and LA Flex funded measures to help you save on energy bills. Get in touch to discuss how we can help you apply for funding for energy improvements in your home.