Britons should put more effort in to thoroughly insulating their homes; it has been revealed that they could save almost £400 on their annual energy bills if they did so.
Despite this, according to research published by Build.co.uk and undertaken by E.ON, over half of the UK hasn’t caught on to these huge potential savings.
Some said they simply weren’t aware; others said they’d hadn’t insulated their home in any way because they did not have a ladder (three per cent) or didn’t know how to do it (15 per cent).
Number one priority is to fully insulate your loft and improving wall insulation as most heat is lost through the roof and walls, however there are some other very easy ways in which to keep a home as warm as possible including installing conservatory blinds to help keep the heat in.
Particularly efficient are aluminium backed pleated blinds developed by Appeal Home Shading which keep the conservatory extra warm in winter due to the low emissivity of aluminium.
Taking these actions doesn’t just keep a house warm either – it keeps it cooler in summer, making it doubly valuable.
A spokesperson for E.ON, fitness energy instruction Kevin Bryant, spoke out about the results of his company’s research. He told Greenabode.co.uk: “When we feel the cold, it’s very tempting to turn on or turn up the heating, but there are other long-term solutions which can make a big difference and help you save money on your bills.
“With a quarter of heat lost through un-insulated roofs and a third through un-insulated walls, installing cavity wall or loft insulation is one of the best long-term approaches you can make to getting your home energy fit.”