Cou­ple save cash

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

Keep­ing warm and cosy at home is a pri­or­ity for pen­sion­ers Mar­garet and John Dick­son.

So when the chance cropped up to save money on the costs of throw­ing a warm jacket of ex­ter­nal in­su­la­tion around their end-ter­raced home, it made sense to check it out.

The cou­ple’s home was built with solid ex­ter­nal walls which meant they couldn’t con­sider cav­ity wall in­su­la­tion. Mrs Dick­son ap­plied for the Scot­tish gov­ern­ment’s Home Energy loan scheme which of­fers owner-oc­cu­piers and pri­vate land­lords the chance of an in­ter­est-free loan to help with a va­ri­ety of energy sav­ing work at their home. And she was de­lighted to dis­cover a cashback scheme was run­ning at the same time and would cut her bill in half, from £9000 to £4500. She is now pay­ing back the loan at £72 a month over the next five years.

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