Insulation doorstep and cold call selling in Three Rivers

11th April 2011

Three Rivers District Council are warning local residents about door-to-door canvassers and cold telephone callers selling home insulation who falsely claim they are working for the Council backed scheme Herts Essex Energy Partnership (HEEP).

Lenitha Bishop, Service Delivery Manager for HEEP said;

“We have recently had some concerns from residents who have repeatedly received cold telephone calls or door-to-door canvassers falsely claiming they work for the council approved HEEP scheme, selling loft and cavity wall insulation.

These canvassers and cold callers do not work for the HEEP scheme. Approved canvassers on the HEEP scheme will always carry identification and branded paperwork and are approved by the Council.

If residents would like to speak with a HEEP advisor about funding available to help them save energy at home, or to book a free no obligation survey by a council approved installer, they can call HEEP free on 0800 980 6026.”

Three Rivers District Council are part of the HEEP scheme along with 14 other Councils across Hertfordshire and some parts of Essex. Under HEEP residents can benefit from cavity wall and loft insulation for just £148 each, or FREE if they are on certain benefits or over the age of 70*.

Insulation is incredibly cost effective. Installed separately loft insulation can save around £145 and cavity wall insulation can save around £110 every year.** Without  funding loft and cavity wall insulation can cost around £250 each.

To find out more call the HEEP scheme free on 0800 980 6026 to speak with an expert energy advisor.

* All work is subject to technical survey, qualifying criteria and availability of funding.
** The average savings a home in the UK could make by insulating. Savings are correct at time of printing.