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'Now is the time' to start considering heating insulation

Heating insulation is a home improvement property owners need to be considering at this time of year, it has been claimed.

According to the Shropshire Star, DIY enthusiasts looking to tackle such a project themselves should be aware that Energy Saving Trust figures suggest it could help them to save around £145 a year on their power costs.

However, the newspaper did advise people to call in a professional should they be unsure about tackling the installation of heating insulation themselves.

Those hoping to take on this form of renovation were advised to opt for environmentally-friendly heating insulation materials, including recycled newspapers or sheep's wool.

Wearing the correct safety equipment is important, the news provider added, particularly if using mineral-wool heating insulation as this can irritate eyes and skin.

Earlier this week, energy and climate change secretary Chris Huhne revealed the government's Green Deal sustainability initiative could create up to 100,000 new jobs for insulation installers over the next five years.