Home energy use in the UK accounts for 28% of the country’s total carbon emissions, yet £1 in every £4 spent on heating and lighting poorly insulated homes, is wasted. With some simple energy saving home improvements, you can improve the comfort of your home, save money and help fight climate change.
Cavity wall and loft insulation can provide the biggest carbon dioxide, and financial savings.
It’s also important to remember other areas of your home when considering insulation. Check that your boiler and hot water pipes are properly insulated. Simply fitting a British Standard jacket to your hot water tank could reduce its heat loss by 75%.
If you have one already, check it's at least 75mm thick, if not consider purchasing a new one, they are very inexpensive and will save you more money within the first year of installation than it cost to buy.
Insulating your hot water pipes will cost between £5 and £10 and could save you £10 a year. What are you waiting for?!