Life for Leeds resident Miss Sarah Chapple, from Kirkstall, has just got much greener after winning £10,000 of new energy-efficient windows, and an additional £2000 for scrapping her old glazing, in a recent competition run by Anglian Home Improvements.
Readers of a national newspaper were invited to describe the benefits of how the new windows and doors would improve the efficiency of their home in only 5 words. Sarah fought off the other entrants to win with: ‘greener, energy saving and sustainably stylish’.
Sarah explained how it felt when she heard the news: “It was absolutely fantastic! I had been cajoled into entering the competition by a friend after reading about household sustainability and was really surprised to receive a letter from Anglian Home Improvements saying that I’d won.
“They sent round a surveyor and we discussed the options for my new windows and doors. I chose to have a mahogany wood-finish which works really well with the brick work on the house.“
Poor insulation in the home can mean households consume – and pay for – more energy than needed, with 18 of the average energy bill being made up of energy lost through poor insulation. And it’s not just money being wasted; energy efficient windows also reduce emissions from homes by up to 10, so replacing old ones will also help the environment.
Melanie McDonald, Head of Marketing and Communications at Anglian Home Improvements, said: “As an industry leader we are offering homeowners immediate support to ensure they can make their homes ‘greener’ through our national windows scrappage scheme, which allows for the replacement of inadequately insulated windows with new energy efficient ones, enabling UK householders like our competition winner Sarah Chapple, to retain more heat while actually spending less heating their homes. For a limited period we have increased the scrappage scheme offer to £2,500 which makes the incentives for energy saving even better. ”
Commenting on the difference the new windows have made to her house, Sarah said: “I am really impressed with the quality, they are so much better than the ones I had before and I have already noticed the difference with how much heat they keep in.”
For further information about Anglian Home Improvements and how to make your home energy efficient please visit www.anglianhome.co.uk.