Friday 2nd December 2022 is World Fuel Poverty Day, we wanted to bring awareness to this day and help to those in fuel poverty.
What Causes Households to Be in Fuel Poverty?
There are many definitions of fuel poverty, however we feel the one that captures it best is “Fuel poverty is the condition by which a household is unable to afford to heat their home to an adequate temperature”. With the rising costs of energy, more people are in fuel poverty now than there has ever been before.
Why Have A Day Dedicated To It?
It is really important to raise awareness and let people know that there is help out there! A lot of people will be in fuel poverty this year that have never been in this position before and it is so important that those people are not forgotten about.
Why is Mould Related to Fuel Poverty?
Unfortunately those in fuel poverty are more likely to not heat their homes adequately, which can lead to mould growing within the home. It is crucial that the correct amount of ventilation and heat are used throughout the winter period to help stop mould growing in the home. A few tips for stopping mould growth are:
- Open the kitchen window when cooking
- Try cooking with a lid on where possible
- Do not dry clothes on the radiators
- If you can, purchase a dehumidifier to help dry clothes and to soak up the moisture from the air
- Open the bathroom window when having a shower and use the fan ventilation if you have it.
- If you do have mould, ensure you clean it and try and follow the above steps to help reduce/stop the growth.
Mould can be really dangerous within the home and it can cause health issues. It is something that needs attention straight away if you do notice it within your home.
How Can We Help Those in Need?
LEAP is a free service that is helping people keep warm. Green Energy Switch currently provide Leap Visits in our local area. This includes Peterborough, Rutland, Fenland and South Cambridgeshire. The wider Leap service is offered in most areas within the U.K.
We will help with advice on how to reduce your energy bills. We will also help you understand all aspects of your energy with a FREE home energy visit from a knowledgeable Energy Advisor. The Energy Advisor will ensure they conduct a thorough energy audit with you. This will include information on which discounts/funds you may be eligible for. The Advisor will also help install some free energy saving goodies, including LED lightbulbs.
Meet one of our Leap Advisor’s Emma https://www.greenenergyswitch.co.uk/about/
To book your visit today, please visit https://applyforleap.org.uk/ . If you want to talk to us in more detail, please call 01733 646253 option 2.