Why is having an energy efficient home important?

By cutting the amount of energy you use in your home, not only can you do your bit for the environment you can also save yourself a load of cash. Here we’ve got some tips on how to do it...

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So we all know why it’s important to have an energy-efficient home.  

The less energy we consume in a household, the less we need to rely on finite fossil fuels to provide us with that energy.  

The energy consumption in the world has led to global warming, melting ice caps, rising sea levels and maybe even curtains for this little guy.  

We know that’s important, but I’ve got another reason for you. Cold, hard cash, my friends. Creating an energy-efficient home could save you hundreds of pounds a year on your fuel bills.  

Did you know that 1 pound out of every 4 we spend on heating is wasted because it just escapes off into the air.  

Efficiency people, that’s what it’s all about. And it’s not just the right thing to do, it’ll save you money.  

Loft insulation? £180 per year!  

Cavity wall insulation? £140 pounds a year!  

More efficient boiler, up to 300 pounds a year!  

Then there’s all the little things you can do, like turning your TV off standby and switching lights of when you leave the room, rather than having the house lit up like the Blackpool illuminations.  

Even the government is getting involved. Look out for their Green Deal initiative; they’ll help you to get a loan to cover the costs of making your home more energy efficient.  

Good news for you, and good news for this guy.  

Hey, shh. Keep still.

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* Up to 10% can save at least £244.64, MoneySupermarket data based on sales. June 2013

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