Record wet summer could result in record high fuel bills
With record wet weather in Yorkshire, the potential for resident’s fuel bills to reach record highs could be on the cards.
June was officially the wettest on record and July has followed suit so far with many areas in West Yorkshire experiencing a month’s worth of rain in the space of 12 hours.
This has had disastrous effects on summer plans with high profile events being cancelled and holidays being a bit of a wash out.
With record breaking wet weather, many Leeds residents could experience record breaking energy bills. Reports are rife that at least half of UK homes have used some form of heating in the past month and speaking to Leeds residents this would certainly seem to ring true.
Helen Moore has recently broken her foot and is spending a lot of time in her flat in the centre of Leeds:
“The flat just doesn’t seem to warm up at all and I’ve had no option but to turn the heating on. I usually have it turned off by May and it stays off until the end of September. I really dread to think what my fuel bill will be but hopefully I will qualify for free cavity wall insulation from Wrap Up Leeds and we’ll save some money over the winter months”
Wrap Up Leeds will insulate all owner occupied and privately rented Leeds homes that are identified as suitable to have loft and cavity wall insulation free of charge. And according to the Energy Saving Trust, a fully insulated home can save as much as £300 a year on energy bills.
However, if you want to benefit from free insulation you must hurry; Leeds residents only have 10 weeks left to sign up to receive it free of charge. After September, government funding will come to an end and the Energy Saving Trust advise residents can expect to pay up to £700 for loft and cavity wall insulation.
Contact Wrap Up Leeds for more information on 0800 052 0071 or fill in an online application for a fast track referral to our contractors working in your area of Leeds.