HOUSEHOLDERS have been urged to take advantage of a scheme that saves energy and money.
Clr Andrew Cooper said the Kirklees Energy Efficiency Programme (Keep) could save families money - particularly after the news that British Gas is to again put up the cost of gas and electricity.
He added: "Due to a Green Party initiative, adopted in the council's last budget, any private householder over 60 with an income of less than £20,000 a year can qualify for free insulation measures for their home.
"The Keep scheme provides free cavity wall and loft insulation. This will make homes warmer, save money and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
"This is a classic case of a green initiative which doesn't just benefit the environment but also helps people's pockets and prevents cold-related illnesses."
He said pensioners on fixed incomes would be most affected by these price rises.
"Installing insulation will keep more heat in the house and allow people to turn down their heating and save money, without being cold," said Clr Cooper.
For information, householders should ring Keep on 0800 028 1141.
The cost of gas is to rise by 12.4% and electricity by 9.4%. The increases will take effect from September 20 .
They are on top of a January increase of 5.9%