Insulating our homes - and the economy

Bradford Insulation's Brett Mullhall
Bradford Insulation's Brett Mullhall Coffs Coast Advocate

BRETT Mulhall was one person eagerly awaiting the latest economic stimulus package.

Mr Mulhall is the branch controller for Bradford Insulation in Coffs Harbour, and he thinks Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's announcement of free ceiling insulation for three million households is a good move. And not just for his business.

“The amount of money the householder saves in the long run with insulation is amazing,” Mr Mulhall said.

“Your power bill drops substantially, and with the rebate you get the insulation at half the price.”

Mr Mulhall said while business had increased since the rebate was introduced 12 months ago, a lot of customers were still unaware of the short and long term savings.

The Federal government's plan to provide free ceiling insulation for millions of homes is predicted to cut $200 a year off energy bills and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 49.4 million tonnes by 2020.

The economic stimulus package also provides $500 subsidies to home owners and $1000 for rental properties for insulation.

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