2010 Sees Drop In Numbers Living In Fuel Poverty

Fuel poverty has become a growing concern for millions of UK homeowners, but according to the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) there was a drop in the numbers living in fuel poverty between 2010 and 2009.
The DECC claim that there were around 4.75 million households living in fuel poverty in 2010, down on the 5.5 million who were faced with a similar situation in 2009. They put this drop down to a rise in incomes and better energy efficiency in the home.
However, although they estimate that figures for 2011 will more than likely indicate stabilisation, it is widely expected that projections for 2012 will show a rise in fuel poverty figures once prices rises at the end of 2011 are taken into consideration.

Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker says:
â€ŔI am encouraged by the fall in fuel poverty in the period to April 2011, but there is no room for complacency. Fuel poverty remains a serious national problem and the Coalition is absolutely committed to tackling it.”
It will continue to remain a serious problem amongst those homeowners who have yet to make the change to thermally efficient double glazed aluminium windows as traditional windows are one of the main reasons why energy bills get so high. Heat loss becomes prevalent as do draughts which leads to people over-compensating with their boiler system.
Such problems can easily be overcome simply by hiring an installer with the calibre of Hazlemere and asking them to install a brand new set of energy efficient windows. They can ensure that energy bills never again cause you the financial difficulty they once did.
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