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January
2018
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15:37
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For National Hugging Day, E.ON encourages Brits to ‘hug their homes’ with free cavity wall and loft insulation

This Sunday (21st January) it’s National Hugging Day and E.ON is encouraging households across Britain to ‘give their homes a hug’ by offering free cavity wall and loft insulation, regardless of whether E.ON is their energy supplier [1].

Insulation is key to keeping a home cosy and lowering winter energy bills as almost a third of all heat lost in the home escapes through walls, with a quarter going through the roof of an uninsulated home[2].

The insulation, which would usually cost around £775 [3], is being offered for free for a limited time to homeowners, landlords and private tenants who have their landlord’s permission. Households who take up the offer could save up to £285[4] a year on their energy bills.

For details about E.ON’s free insulation offer visit eoninstall.com or call E.ON on 0330 400 1083.

As well as free cavity wall and loft insulation, E.ON offers a range of solutions to help people cut their energy bills and use, including:

  • Replacement energy efficient boilers which can help people get more heat for their money or cut up to £210 off an annual energy bill a year, depending on the house type and boiler [5]. E.ON offers interest free finance to help spread the cost over up to four years [6]. E.ON Energy Installation Services Limited acts as the credit broker and not the lender [7].

  • tadoo smart thermostats can help control home temperatures whether you’re at home or away through your mobile phone. E.ON offers tadoo for £249 (including installation worth £50), or for £199 (inclusive of installation) to anyone who purchases a replacement boiler through E.ON, regardless of whether E.ON is their energy supplier. You can also choose ‘E.ON Fixed 2 Year tadoo’ – a two year dual fuel fixed tariff with a tadoo smart thermostat included, fully installed.
  • E.ON See is an online tool that allows customers to easily see how much energy they're using, how this compares to their previous use, and where they can make changes to help them use less energy and lower their energy bills as a result.

  • Smart meters help ensure customers can monitor their energy use. E.ON customers can visit eonenergy.com/smart for more information and to see if they're able to get one installed. If eligible today, they can also book an appointment online.

  • Air source heat pumps use electricity to extract heat from the outside air (even when temperatures are as low as -15°C) to heat both the home and the hot water tank. E.ON is installing air source heat pumps for customers in Norfolk, Suffolk and Lincolnshire who currently use oil or liquid petroleum gas (LPG) and hopes to offer it more widely in early 2018. Visit eoninstall.com/heatpump for more information.

  • E.ON Solar and Storage helps you get more from solar energy – using the sun to power your home immediately or storing that energy in an at-home battery to use even after the sun has set. Visit eonsolar.co.uk and use E.ON's calculator to work out how much E.ON Solar and Storage could cost and what you could save and even earn from it.

For information about E.ON’s other products and services, visit eonenergy.com.

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Notes to editors

About the offer:

  1. Offer subject to applicants agreeing to eligibility check – this information is needed to help manage the scheme and applicants’ data and will not affect whether they are eligible for the measures described in the offer.The scheme is administered by E.ON Energy Installation Services Limited which reserves the right to withdraw this offer at any time. E.ON will provide notice to customers on eoninstall.com if offer is withdrawn or amended. If applicants have a survey booked in during the offer window the offer will be honoured. This offer is available in mainland Great Britain and excludes housing association or 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. Cavity Wall Insulation- Cavity wall insulation will only be installed on properties with unfilled cavity walls. No costs will be incurred unless stipulated at or during home survey/ risk assessment of property. E.ON shall supply a quotation detailing additional costs prior to acceptance and instruction by the contractor prior to commencement of works. Loft insulation will only be installed in conjunction with a cavity wall being filled and only where there is either less than or equal to 100mm pre-existing insulation (full loft). Lofts will be insulated to a total thickness of 270mm. Loft insulation will not be undertaken unless there is sufficient ventilation to allow air movement both before and after the work.

  2. Source: http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/home-insulation/cavity-wall and http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/home-insulation/roof-and-loft.

  3. Source: http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/home-insulation/cavity-wall and http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/home-insulation/roof-and-loft. Figures based on semi-detached gas heated home are based on fuel prices as of April 2017

  4. Source: http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/home-insulation/cavity-wall and http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/home-insulation/roof-and-loft. Figures based on semi-detached gas heated home and are based on fuel prices as of April 2017

  5. £210 saving source: Energy Saving Trust. Estimated figures are based on installing a new A-rated condensing boiler with a programmer, room thermostat and thermostatic radiator controls (TRVs), in a gas-heated semi-detached home replacing a G-rated boiler with a programmer and room thermostat. Figures are based on fuel prices as of April 2017 and vary depending on how old and inefficient the existing boiler is and the fuel the boiler uses.

  6. Credit is subject to application and status and applicants must be a UK resident aged 18 or over to apply. Terms and conditions apply. E.ON Energy Installation Services Limited acts as the credit broker and not the lender. Barclays Partner Finance acts as the lender. Find out more about E.ON’s our finance options at eoninstall.com/waystopay/

  7. E.ON Energy Installation Services Limited is regulated and authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority in relation to its credit broking services under firm number 750410 on the financial services register. It acts as a credit broker and not a lender meaning it can introduce people to its chosen finance lender, Barclays Partner Finance who act as the lender. Barclays Partner Finance is a trading name of Clydesdale Financial Services Limited a wholly owned subsidiary of Barclays Bank PLC. Clydesdale Financial Services Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (Financial Services Register number 311753) Registered in England. Registered No 2901725. Registered office: 1 Churchill Place, London. E14 5HP.

  8. E.ON Solar and Storage is currently available in the following areas: Midlands, Herefordshire, Bedfordshire, Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire, Sussex, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Surrey, parts of Somerset, Buckinghamshire, South Yorkshire, Lancashire, Northumberland, Durham, Hertford, Hampshire, Kent and Cambridge, Cornwall, parts of Devon, Norfolk, Suffolk, Cheshire and Shropshire. E.ON aims to offer E.ON Solar and Storage more widely later this year. Payment plan is subject to application and credit status and you must be a UK resident aged 18 or over to apply. Offer only available to new Solar and Storage customers. Terms and conditions apply.

    For more information contact:

    Andrew Barrow, 02476 183677, Andrew.barrow@eon-uk.com

    Naomi Troy, 02476 180523, Naomi.troy@eon-uk.com

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