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Efficient Homes Gain Higher Ratings – Positive Energy

There are many positive reasons to audit your energy consumption at home – not least to save money.

There is currently a huge drive from government organizations to promote the benefits and advantages of saving energy throughout the UK. One such announcement is that 3.5 million more homes across Britain can benefit from insulation. They are now dedicated to making the least efficient homes in around the country cheaper to run and warmer over all. New rules have been put in place to make energy bills such as gas and electricity clearer to understand.

Energy Efficiency: Looking at a home as a system

Ofgem, the UK’s energy regular for consumers have campaigned for these new rules to come into force to help home owners understand how they can save money and get a better deal elsewhere by suggesting ways to switch suppliers. In an annual statement for every household, they detailed the current plan, annual consumption, predicted bill and any discounts available, as well as advice on how to change your supplier if you need to.

Cheaper Heating, Intelligent Energy Controls

As well as making sure you’ve got the best and cheapest deal from your gas and electricity supplier, making your home more energy efficient can ensure that you save money and help save the environment. Another recent government change regarding energy consumption is the suspension of HIPs, (Home Information Packs).

Although the local searches and more in-depth information in a HIP are no longer legally required, a potential home seller must still be able to show how efficient their home is to run with an Energy Performance Certificate This means an early investment in cavity wall and roof insulation, double-glazing, and a money–saving heating control will more than pay for itself once you come to sell.

Energy Saving Products

There are an increasing number of ways to make your home more energy efficient and save money on your heating bills. From home insulation to solar panels and heat pumps, there are a variety of products on the market to help homes go green. Energy saving measures are becoming a popular investment as they can help to reduce energy bills and are often an attractive prospect for potential buyers.

Homeowners are finding that they can install energy saving solutions that are tailored to their personal needs. From solar hot water to timber frame insulation, there is never a better time to find a whole house solution to energy efficiency.

Alex Ion

Alex started Decoist in early 2009, as a passion. With time, things have changed and Alex became more and more obsessed with fancy interiors and contemporary designs. Hence why all his attention today goes to running the magazine -- deciding what gets published, ensuring that our fans on Fa[...]

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