It was very exciting to see Ed Andrews, Group Commercial Manager at InstaGroup, being interviewed for ITV News last week.

The story covered the UK’s drive to meet net zero, and touched on insulation and home insulation grants being a big part in reducing carbon emissions by 2050.

ed Andrews

Heating accounts for around 53% of a household’s spend on energy bills in a year, and around 22% of carbon emissions come from UK homes1. Improving energy efficiency and heating in our homes would make a big difference in meeting our target of net zero by 20502.

What does ‘net zero’ mean?

Net zero is about reducing the amount of carbon emissions released into the atmosphere, creating a balance between the amount of greenhouse gas produced and the amount removed. We will reach net zero when the amount we add to the atmosphere is no more than the amount taken away.

Saving energy for the environment

The ITV team joined InstaGroup at a 1930s cottage in West Byfleet, where we were installing Cavity Wall insulation.
The homeowner, Mr Butcher, spoke about the opportunity to reduce their home’s carbon footprint as well as staying warmer and saving money on energy bills. He said, “We want to make our home as ecologically friendly as possible, and make sure we’re doing our bit for the environment.”

Installing Cavity Wall insulation reduces CO2 emissions every year

emissions chart

Estimates based on a gas heated home. Figures taken from energysavingtrust.org.uk/advice/cavity-wall-insulation as of June 2021.

 

Do people know about home insulation grants?

Ed was interviewed by ITV to bring to light Government support and local grants available for insulation.
He says “There are lots of home insulation grants either from local councils or from energy suppliers through schemes such as ECO, but most householders are not aware of them. We feel if more people knew about the funding available for home insulation they’d gladly do their part to help tackle the climate crisis.”

He adds, “InstaGroup is dedicated to addressing the challenge of climate change. We have seen an increase in awareness and activity, but there is still so much more that needs to be done. Talk to us today, and see how you can reduce carbon emissions from your home and save money on your fuel bills at the same time.”

To find out more about savings from insulation and home insulation grants in your area, call InstaGroup’s friendly team on 0800 526 023 or get in touch.

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