IMAGINE covering your house with a thick duvet.
That is similar to what insulating your home can do. It can drastically cut fuel bills and reduce harm to the environment.
Yesterday tons of insulation rolls were given away for free by Insulate Hampshire, backed by Hampshire County Council, with the help of environmental group Havant Transition Network.
Homes across the county are entitled to the free insulation rolls as long as householders are prepared to pick them up and fit them themselves.
Almost 300 rolls were given away at Barncroft Primary School, in Leigh Park,
Jacquie Penrose, from the Transition Network, said: ‘It was an awfully big pile of rolls to start with but at the end of the day it was all gone.
‘Insulation cuts down on heating bills and that, in effect, is good for the environment because it reduces our consumption of energy.
‘It’s really like covering your house in a thick duvet to keep it warm.
‘The thicker the insulation the better. There are a lot of different offers available through Insulate Hampshire, including cavity wall insulation.’
The Transition Network is planning another event in November.
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