Eon offers free insulation and £100 off energy billsEnergy bills help for low income families and pensioners

09 January 2012

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Eon is offering to give low income families and pensioners a £100 cheque towards their energy bills, as well as free home insulation.

The energy company's offer – which includes the installation of free standard loft and cavity wall insulation - is open to anyone on an income of less than £16,190 and in receipt of Child Tax Credit, or claiming state Pension Credit.

You don't need to be an Eon customer to apply.

Free insulation from Eon

Which? energy campaigns manager Pete Moorey says: 'Our affordable energy campaign has been calling on energy companies to do more to get insulation out to hard-pressed energy customers this winter, so this scheme must be welcomed. 

'The offer of an extra £100 cheque on top of free insulation will make this a particularly attractive deal for those people who qualify.'

You can find out about more free and cheap insulation deals available - including offers from rivals British Gas, EDF Energy and Npower - in our guide to energy grants.

Energy grants and rebates

All large energy suppliers are obliged to help reduce the amount of C02 emitted by households under a government-backed scheme called the Carbon Emissions Reduction Target (CERT).  

As well as free or cheap insulation, which makes homes more energy efficient, many low income households are also eligible for a £120 payment – called Warm Home Discount – to help with energy bills. 

How the Eon deal works

The Eon insulation deal is subject to a survey of the property to be insulated. 

Not all households will be eligible. Exclusions include flats and maisonettes, housing association or council tenants and homes which already have more than 160mm of loft insulation.

Eon estimates that, once an application is approved, insulation will be installed within three months. The £100 cheque will be issued within two months of installation.

To find out whether you might be are eligible for this deal visit Eon's website or call 0845 302 4253 (Monday to Friday 8am-8pm and Saturday 8am-6pm).

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