Homeowners should make sure their property is fully insulated to immediately reduce the impact of price rises from energy suppliers, reports the Press and Journal.
Heat loss from buildings is one of the biggest sources of greenhouse gas emissions in the UK and making sure that cavity walls and lofts are fully insulated will keep the heat trapped inside for much longer. This reduces greenhouse gas emissions and means that homeowners can access cheap energy rates more easily as they won't need to keep the heating switched on for so long.
Donnachadh McCarthy, author of Easy Eco Auditing: How To Make Your Home and Workplace Planet-Friendly, told the paper: "When you get the loft space insulated, ensure the loft-hatch entry door is also draught-proofed and insulated otherwise you'll lose hot air from the house straight through the door."
Insulation can cost a few hundred pounds to install but it pays for itself within just a few years, leading to instant reductions on annual bills from energy suppliers.
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