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Free thermal insulation for 8,700 Aberdeenshire homes

A free thermal insulation scheme is set to be launched in Aberdeen on Friday (October 29th).

Funds from the Scottish government and Aberdeen City Council will help more than 8,000 homeowners improve the energy efficiency of their properties.

Housing and environment convener councillor Aileen Malone described the project as a "win-win situation for everyone involved".

"By ensuring homes are properly insulated,]we can help people to save a considerable amount of money," she stated.

It is believed installing heating insulation could save householders a combined £218,611 per year on their fuel bills.

Meanwhile, 1,369 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions would also be cut annually.

Of the 8,700 homes to be offered insulation measures, it is estimated 4,700 will be flats.

Thermal images will be taken by energy assessors, who will then discuss the amount of heat being lost with residents.

Elsewhere in the city, two new schools were recently opened that boast high standards of insulation and under floor heating.