Time is running out for householders in Lichfield and Burntwood to take advantage of a free insulation offer.

With government funding coming to an end later this year, Lichfield District Council is reminding people to sign up for free energy saving measures to keep their homes warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer, potentially saving hundreds of pounds off their fuel bills.

Through its Warmer Homes, Greener District initiative, the council is working with Rockwarm, an energy saving solutions company, to offer its residents free loft and cavity wall insulation.

And, unlike many offers, it is open to all homeowners and private tenants (with their landlord’s consent), regardless of their age or income.

The offer will finish later this year when the government’s Carbon Emissions Reduction Target (CERT) funding, which pays for it, comes to an end. This will mean that householders will soon need to pay the full price to insulate their homes.

Councillor Ian Pritchard said: “Now is the perfect time to prepare for winter and insulate your home.

“This offer, which is available to all householders regardless of age or income, is a fantastic way to install energy saving measures, but it is coming to an end soon.”

In the space of six months (January to June 2012), Rockwarm has installed 240 energy saving measures, which it estimates could save 5,952 tons of carbon dioxide being released into the atmosphere over the next 25 years.

To book a free no obligation home survey by a trained surveyor who can advise you on what level of insulation your home needs, call 0800 677 1543.

For more information, visit www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/warm.