Monday, 19 November 2012

Supporting the national “Hole in the Roof” campaign.

The Heating and Hotwater Industry Council, a division of Energy and Utilities Alliance, has launched an energy efficiency awareness campaign called ‘Hole in the Roof.

Hole in the Roof” is an innovative campaign designed to raise the awareness of energy efficiency and encourages people to take action by giving them practical advice on the best ways to reduce their heating costs.

The advice on the website is tailored to be both practical and affordable. It also highlights what savings can be made from various technologies and measures, all simply explained on an interactive website.

This is the sort of practical advice, backed up by hard evidence that I think people want to have access to. I know the campaign is supported by environmentalists like Tony Juniper, DIY SOS designer Charlie Luxton, financial experts like Jasmine Birtles and Dr Ros Altmann the Director-General of Saga.

Simple ideas, like reducing the temperature on your thermostat could help you save hundreds of pounds; cutting out draughts from doors and windows or fitting reflective foil behind radiators all save money and they are good for the environment too. I’m certainly going to make a change in my home and I hope others will follow suit.

It would be a real community service if you were able to pass on the message about saving energy and let friends and family know about this website too. That way we can all stay warm this winter and it will save us money too.

With energy prices on the increase, the campaign highlights many basic improvements that can be made in the home, such as fitting draft excluders, insulation or boosting performance of radiators.

“Hole in the Roof” is supported by leading environmentalist, Tony Juniper; BBC’s DIY SOS Charlie Luxton; financial expert, Jasmine Birtles and the Director-General of Saga, Dr Ros Altmann.

The campaign website is a great way to access straightforward information in a fun and interactive way. The cartoon-style website has a two dimensional house where consumers can click on various parts of a home to see what improvements are possible and practical. It will also provide advice from experts on the financial and environmental benefits. The ‘Pledge a Change’ is open to everyone who wants to take action and it is very simple to do. Just visit the website.
Mr Roger Webb, Director of the Heating and Hotwater Industry Council, said:

“It is great news that <> MP has taken interest in this campaign. As a leader within their community they are setting an example that hopefully others will follow. Championing practical advice to reduce energy bills this winter is exactly the sort of political leadership people look for as the cold weather sets in.”