Solid wall insulation on the way to Dunfermline homes
Solid wall insulation is on the way to more than 200 properties in Dunfermline as part of a local energy efficiency scheme.
The Dunfermline Express reports that the Home Energy Efficiency Programmes for Scotland (HEEPS) initiative will be bringing improved insulation to 222 homes - including 16 flats - in the town in a bid to increase their warmth while simultaneously lowering residents' energy bills.
Under the £65 million government-funded scheme, a total of £2.6 million was awarded to Fife Council to improve the area's green credentials through a range of energy-efficient measures, with solid wall insulation usually the most popular choice for households thanks to the significant cash savings it can lead to.
Residents deemed to be fuel poor will be first in line to benefit from the addition of insulation to their properties, and could find themselves saving up to £175 per year on their energy bills following its installation, according to figures from the Energy Saving Trust, based on the average mid-terraced property.
What's more, solid wall insulation could help the same home lower its excess carbon dioxide emissions by as much as 720 kg over a 12-month period, dramatically improving its energy efficiency.
These savings increase depending on the size of a property, with people living in detached homes able to save up to £455 on their annual utilities bills, along with 1,900 kg of carbon per year following the installation of solid wall insulation.
Overall, the £2.6 million of funding that has been awarded to Fife Council will primarily go towards improving the insulation of local homes, while those located in Beath View, Fodbank View, Woodmill Place and Abel Place will also receive new exterior facades in a colour of their choice.
Installation work is set to begin in the coming weeks, with residents able to benefit immediately from the increased warmth and decreased energy bills solid wall insulation brings about.