Seven in ten Brits want to make their homes greener and more cost-effective, according to new research.
Energy Saving Trust found that a household can save up to £581 on energy bills each year if they implement a full range of efficiency measures, purchase efficient appliances and exercise best practice energy saving behaviour, such as getting a smart meter installed.
On top of the financial savings, a household could also save 2,141 kg of CO2e emissions, which is the equivalent of driving 7,500 miles or enough energy to power the lights in 27 homes in the UK for a year.
Home improvement conversations increased during lockdown, with ‘insulation’ being the most discussed topic.
However, Britons are also considering additional energy efficient or sustainable actions they can take in their home, from eco-friendly paint to water saving shower heads.
New research of 4,000 respondents, commissioned by Smart Energy GB, reveals that