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Loft and Cavity Wall Insulation

Loft and Cavity Wall Insulation

Category: Annuities

Updated: 26/04/2017
First Published: 23/09/2008

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For just £199, Tesco customers can now have their loft or wall cavities insulated, cutting both their energy bills and their carbon footprint. The over 70s and people on benefits can receive the service for free.

The supermarket has spent the summer conducting successful trials and the new service is now being launched nationwide through leaflets in its stores and a dedicated website,

David North, Tesco's Community and Government Director, said: "Ensuring that your home is properly insulated is the single biggest thing you can do to save energy and help fight climate change. According to the Energy Saving Trust, the average household could save up to £275 every year by insulating their loft space and cavity walls. It's an investment well worth making."

A typical home can lose half its heat through the walls and roof. Insulation can minimise such heat loss, cutting energy bills and helping to reduce fuel poverty in low income households, as well as preventing cold-related illnesses and deaths in the elderly. It is thought that over 9 million private homes in the UK are still inadequately insulated.

Tesco aims to insulate half a million homes across the country over the next three years.

North added: "There has been a chill in the air these last few days and people are starting to switch their heating back on. We wanted to offer a simple and straightforward service to help them get ready for winter, and save money on their fuel bills. If needed, we also offer an attic clearance service to make it as easy as possible to finally get your loft properly lagged."

The launch of its Home Insulation Service follows a number of green initiatives from Tesco aimed at helping customers go green while cutting down on household expenses. Last year, it permanently halved the price of energy-efficient light bulbs and quadrupled the number it sold.

Tesco has also been a pioneer in helping people to recycle more and reduce the number of carrier bags they use. The supermarket announced in August that it had saved two billion carrier bags since it began rewarding customers who reused bags with Green Clubcard Points.

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