According to recent figures released by the Office for National Statistics, the average household spends £1249 a year on heating the home. With this amount continue to rise, many are slipping into the fuel poverty bracket.
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.
If you want to take some immediate action to help save money, the Energy Saving Trust provides the following suggestions:
How can Better Homes Yorkshire help?
At Better Homes Yorkshire, we have several ways to help reduce the amount of energy used to heat the home and ultimately reduce your bills.
Better Homes Yorkshire follows the Government’s Energy Company Obligation Scheme which aims to reduce carbon emissions and fuel poverty through cavity wall insulation and new boilers.
There are several initiatives currently running by Better Homes Yorkshire which aim to make your home more energy efficient.
To date Better Homes Yorkshire have helped over 4,000 households to reduce their fuel bills
Are the initiatives available for everyone?
To see if you’re eligible for the Better Homes Yorkshire offers, give us a call today on 0800 597 1500.