Fuel Poverty Awareness Day is a national campaign aimed at raising awareness of the health problems caused by living in cold, damp homes.
What is fuel poverty?
Fuel poverty is caused by a combination of three factors – low household income, unaffordable energy prices and poor heating and insulation in the home.
A household is usually defined as being fuel poor if the occupants would need to spend more than 10% of their income on fuel costs to achieve an adequate level of warmth, while households would be considered to be in severe fuel poverty if they needed to spend more than 20% of their income.
The latest estimate is that there are 291,000 households living in fuel poverty in Wales alone, that’s almost 1 in 4 households.
How do I know if I’m suffering from fuel poverty?
Individuals will rarely identify themselves as suffering from fuel poverty. Instead they will often highlight a range of problems that could be signs of fuel poverty. Common complaints are:
Sound familiar? Help is available.
An effective solution to fuel poverty lies in energy efficiency improvements to ensure that the fabric
of homes are insulated to as high a standard as possible, and that the heating provision is efficient and economic.
Better Homes Yorkshire has been created to help residents across Yorkshire pay less for energy and live in healthier, warmer homes. We’ve taken over 1000 households out of fuel poverty and saved residents over £28m on energy bills.
Residents in the participating 10 Local Authority areas will be able to take advantage of the latest Government funding options to make energy efficiency improvement works to their homes.
There are many energy efficiency improvements we can carry out to make your home warmer, healthier and cheaper to heat. Once a survey of your property has taken place, Better Homes Yorkshire will be able to make recommended measures for your home.
To get a free quote, simply fill in the enquiry form here: https://www.betterhomesyorkshire.co.uk/enquiries