A supermarket has launched a new service that could help households save money on energy bills and reduce debts.
Tesco is offering the scheme – that usually costs £199 but will be free for over-70s and those on benefits – in order to aid people in cutting their fuel costs.
It will insulate lofts and wall cavities, which can save energy and lower a home’s carbon footprint.
David North, community and government director for the firm, said the deal is an investment that is worth making.
“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,” he added.
In a recent study, Money Expert found that people living in the north-east had to allocate more than four per cent of their total budgets to energy bills.
By Jamie Price