HHIC's Hole in the Roof campaign aims to stop consumers wasting energy.

PTS supports national energy efficiency campaign

Published:  13 November, 2012

UK: PTS is supporting the Heating and Hot Water Industry Council’s Hole in the Roof campaign. Launched 12 November 2012 its purpose is to raise the awareness of energy-efficiency by getting people to take action and make a change in their homes that could result in financial savings.

Hole in the Roof would like consumers to change their behaviour and stop wasting energy that is metaphorically disappearing through the roof as well as depleting the pocket. Consumers can view the Hole in the Roof website and click on any technology or heating system measure to find out what changes they can make. This can be a simple measure like draft proofing, putting a balloon up your chimney, radiator reflectors or installing a renewable technology.

The website has a 2D house where consumers can click on various heating technologies in the house such as thermostats, solar thermal, showers, heat pumps, controls and other measures. This user friendly website will enable the public to find out more about how they can save energy and become more energy efficient. Human behaviour is one of the hardest things to change and we want people to become more aware of their actions but not preach to them and also appeal to all public and not just the green community. At the end of the day, energy costs keep rising and will hit many pockets hard as winter approaches, we need people to realise that they need to prevent money from literally disappearing through the roof.

Hole in the Roof is supported by leading environmentalist, Tony Juniper, BBC’s DIY SOS Charlie Luxton, financial expert, Jasmine Birtles and Director General of Saga, Dr Ros Altmann.

Roger Webb, HHIC director, said: “The Hole in the Roof campaign is all about making simple changes in the home in order to make your environment more energy-efficient. We have some well-respected supporters from a variety of fields who all support us in our aim to raise the importance of energy efficiency. We want people to become enthused about changing their behaviour to sign up to the fact that as a collective whole we can make a difference. We can’t force people to change their behaviour but we can try to tap into the reasons they might want to. The Hole in the Roof campaign provides a fun and interactive website and a humorous animation to watch called'The Romans all to help kick-start action'.”

Maxine Frost, director of Renewables at PTS, commented: “At PTS, we’re dedicated to helping people use energy efficiently to make the most of their homes and businesses so we’re delighted to be part of the HHIC’s Hole in the Roof campaign. With the colder winter months drawing in and energy bills once again on the rise, it’s more important than ever to continue helping customers find easy ways to save. Small behavioural changes can make a big difference to people’s energy bills and this is where initiatives such as Hole in the Roof can help raise awareness and bring about tangible benefits.”

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