09 January 2012 12:22
E.ON launches offer of free insulation plus £100 for those most in need
New offer open to anyone in receipt of Child Tax Credit where income is less than £16,190 or to anyone claiming Pension Credit
E.ON has today (MONDAY) launched a new offer of free cavity wall and standard loft insulation, plus a cheque for £100, to anyone in receipt of Child Tax Credit where their annual household income is less than £16,190 or to anyone claiming Pension Credit.
The offer is open to anyone who fits these criteria - whether they are an E.ON customer or not - and E.ON estimates that over 700,000 households could benefit1.
Experts at E.ON have calculated that the average home can save up to £390 a year on their energy bills2 by insulating homes with cavity wall and loft insulation, yet a recent survey for the company showed that over half of those questioned (57%) had no idea that such savings are possible3.
Nigel Dewbery, from E.ON's Energy Efficiency Team, said: "We're committed to helping the UK get energy fit, and this new offer allows us to reach some of the most vulnerable people in society with the three-fold benefit of free insulation, lower energy bills, plus a cheque for £100 to offer help in paying energy bills.
"We hope to be inundated with requests from people wanting to take us up on this unique offer."
To find out more about this offer, please visit eonenergy.com/insulation or call 0845 302 4253 (lines are open Monday to Friday 8am-8pm and Saturday 8am-6pm).
Notes to editors:
1. Source: E.ON;
2. Installing cavity wall and loft insulation can reduce your heating bills by as much as £390 a year for a 1940s three bed semi detached home with a 10 year old gas boiler and a gas price of 3.73p/kWh. More modern homes save less. Individual savings depend on a large number of factors and the £390 quoted should be treated as a guide. Also many customers like to have a warmer home, making it more comfortable. This reduces the saving. But even allowing for this, both forms of insulation are a worthwhile investment;
3. Research carried out by OnePoll with 2,000 respondents in August 2011.
About the offer:
- E.ON anticipates that the installations will be completed within three months of households registering to receive their free home survey. £100 per household will be given to eligible customers within two months after the cavity wall and/or loft insulation installation has taken place;
- E.ON is unique in the market in the way it contributes to the cost of ‘extras' such as scaffolding or dealing with oversized properties; many providers charge extra costs to the householder whereas E.ON contributes towards the cost to a limit of £200. For people on Pension Credit or Child Tax Credit (where the annual household income is less than £16,190), E.ON fully funds the cost of the extras;
- This scheme is available in England, Scotland and Wales and excludes housing association, council tenants, flats and maisonettes. All applications are subject to a home survey by the appointed installer (or company acting on their behalf).Full Terms and Conditions will be set out in the contract with the appointed installer. The scheme is administered by E.ON Energy Solutions Limited who reserves the right to withdraw this offer at any time. Loft insulation offer not available if a household has more than 160mm existing loft insulation.
- E.ON is one of the UK's leading power and gas companies - generating electricity, and retailing power and gas - and is part of the E.ON group, one of the world's largest investor-owned power and gas companies. E.ON employs around 12,000 people in the UK and more than 79,000 worldwide;
- In the UK, E.ON supplies power and gas to over five million domestic, small and medium-sized enterprise and industrial customers. E.ON also offers innovative energy services and technologies tailored to meet customers' needs, and is helping customers become energy fit by encouraging them to insulate their homes, moderate their energy usage and even generate their own power.