Charity urges UK government to help people on low incomes with their energy bills
Age Scotland, the leading charity for older people in Scotland, has urged the UK government to do more in order to help people in a dire financial situation with their energy bills, a news report in the mainstream media has revealed.
According to the report, a spokesman for Age Scotland said: “Cold weather payments are a useful top-up for older people’s incomes during winter but, with home energy prices soaring, we expect many low-income older people will find them insufficient to cover rising costs.
“The biggest difference the UK government could make to older people who endure winter misery in cold homes is to use the money it collects in carbon taxes to make their homes super-energy efficient.
“This would lift them out of fuel poverty for good so that never again would older people face the dilemma of heating or eating.”
Although the appeal by Age Scotland has some very serious ground and should be taken into account by the responsible authorities, the truth of the matter is that additional central funding for such an initiative might not be readily available.
For or this reason, installing a low-cost, affordable system that will enable the elderly to both save on their energy bills and enjoy a good level of thermal comfort should also be taken into account, and this is specifically where the HeatSave wireless thermostatic radiator valves could really prove their worth.
The HeatSave wireless programmable thermostatic radiator valves allow users to attain even higher savings in terms of energy and bills, of up to an impressive 30 percent. They are extremely easy to set-up and install, since one will only have to unscrew the existing TRV by hand and replace with the HeatSave wireless radiator valve.