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We have launched a national energy efficiency campaign: Hole in the Roof
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Jodie Wiltshire, Communications Manager
Hole in the Roof is an innovative and quirky campaign launched to raise the awareness of energy efficiency by encouraging people to take action and make a change in their homes that will result in saving money.
The Heating and Hotwater Industry Council through Hole in the Roof wants consumers to change their behaviour and stop wasting energy that is metaphorically disappearing through the roof as well as hitting them in the pocket. Consumers can view the Hole in the Roof website and click on any technology or heating system measure to find out what change could suit them best. This can be a simple measure like draught proofing, sealing an unused chimney, using radiator reflectors or installing a renewable technology.
The cartoon style website has a two dimensional house where consumers can click on various heating technologies such as thermostats, solar thermal, showers, heat pumps, controls and many other measures. This user friendly website will enable the public to find out more about how they can become more energy efficient and save money. It will also provide advice from our designated experts on the financial and environmental benefits. Our experts may be people you recognise, like TV star and Daily Mirror journalist Jasmine Birtles, or a leading heating manufacturer.
Hole in the Roof is supported by leading environmentalist, Tony Juniper, BBC's DIY SOS Charlie Luxton, financial expert, Jasmine Birtles and Director General Dr Ros Altmann of Saga.
Not only does Hole in the Roof campaign provide an interactive website, we have also commissioned a humorous animation called ‘The Romans' by talented animator Adam Bailey. We all know a family like The Romans - in fact it could be ours -who find their bills too large but sit in the house in their shorts and also have a window open. Mum and daughter spend far too much time in the shower or bath and they don't turn down the thermostat. We can all relate to behaving like this occasionally. Many consumers will see themselves in these characters.
UK boiler market declined further in 2012, industry figures show
Boiler sales in 2012 continued to decline, down 2.2% from 2011, which itself was a bad year with sales down 10.1% from 2010, according to the Heating and Hot water Industry Council's definitive quarterly statistical analysis.
Consumers urged to seek energy saving advice as cold snap begins
The UK will be rudely awakened from its mild weather as winter is set to bite back this week according to the Met Office. Many homes will be unprepared and will continue to leak energy which will result in unnecessarily high fuel bills.
The Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC) is urging people to take out simple measures in the home which will help them to waste less energy and make savings at a time when finances are stretched after the Christmas period.
Green Deal Incentives
Green Deal cash- back scheme good idea but wrong timing says heating industry
The government's announcement on the Green Deal cash-back scheme is a positive step in the right direction but the timing could be better says the heating industry.
With boiler sales struggling in this difficult economic climate, the scheme will be too late when it is launched in January 2013 to make an impact for UK manufacturers.
UK manufacturers still struggling as boiler sales continue to decline
The Heating and Hotwater Industry Council's quarterly statistical release shows for the first nine months like for like boiler sales are down by 14% in 2012 compared to pre- financial crisis levels of 2008.
Action needed to support construction sector as boiler sales hit 10-year low
Leading trade association the Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC) announced that boiler sales for the six months up to June 2012 were at their lowest for ten years, confirming the evidence that the UK construction sector is in a parlous state.