CHAMPIONING ENERGY EFFICIENCY awareness in the home

Andrew Gwynne MP has pledged to support the national “Hole in the Roof” campaign by pledging to make an energy efficiency change in their home.

“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.

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.

Andrew Gwynne MP said: 

“I am supporting the Hole in the Roof campaign and pledge to make a change in my home because I know it will reduce my heating bills and also reduce greenhouse gas emissions too. In doing so, I hope to encourage my constituents to look at ways the “Hole in the Roof” campaign can help them save money this winter.”

“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. You need to visit the www.holeintheroof.org.uk website.”

Mr Roger Webb, Director of the Heating and Hotwater Industry Council, said:

“It is great news that Andrew Gwynne 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.”

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