Stewart Jackson, MP for Peterborough, today welcomed the move by the Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC) to highlight five cost-saving tips to keep homes in good energy-efficiency order, helping to keep bills down.

HHIC have produced a leaflet giving five safe and simple ways to keep energy bills low this winter.  They are only heat the rooms you use most, insulate your home, stop drafts, draw your curtains and use radiator reflectors. They also point to their website which offers impartial advice to people giving real information to real problems.

Stewart Jackson MP said:

“Rising fuel bills are a real concern for families in Peterborough.  People are worried about how they will pay to keep their homes warm this winter.  I am particularly concerned for vulnerable groups, such as pensioners, especially as energy prices have increased so much this year.  With around 25,000 dying each year from cold related causes, there is no room for complacency on this issue.”

“That is why I welcome this initiative by the HHIC who have put together this no nonsense advice in their leaflet.  I’d urge my constituents to look at the HHIC website www.centralheating.co.uk or contact me if they want a copy of the leaflet.”

Chief Executive of the energy trade association SBGI, Mike Foster said:

“Having impartial advice from the energy experts of the Heating and Hotwater Industry Council on how to keep fuel bills down this winter can only be a good thing. Such practical steps can be taken by everyone and I’m delighted to see Stewart Jackson MP highlighting this way of helping people keep warm this winter.”

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