The Scottish government has announced plans to transform ageing properties so owners will no longer have to rely on cheap energy to keep their electricity costs to a minimum.
More than £2 billion has been pledged for the low carbon homes initiative, which will be delivered over the next ten years.
Cabinet secretary for infrastructure and capital investment Alex Neil said: "New technologies, which would bring down carbon emissions as well as household fuel bills, are key to energy efficient homes and a vital element in economic recovery."
More than one in four Scottish households suffer from fuel poverty, with over 500,000 homes requiring cavity wall insulation and more than 600,000 having solid walls.
Deputy director at Consumer Focus Scotland Trisha McAuley welcomed the investment, claiming it will help to ensure older properties are upgraded with first-class insulation and green technologies.
According to the Energy Saving Trust, homes built after 1920 are likely to have cavity walls, with individuals able to save up to £135 a year if they have insulation installed.
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