People living in newly-constructed homes built to the latest efficiency standards may be more able to get cheap electricity and gas than those living in older abodes.
Research by the National House-Building Council (NHBC) Foundation and Zero Carbon Hub claimed living in a modern dwelling could save individuals up to 55 per cent on their annual expenses.
Neil Jefferson, director at NHBC Foundation and chief executive of the Zero Carbon Hub, said: "Household energy usage is still one of the biggest contributors to carbon emissions in the UK, but the design of new homes means they are much more energy efficient than older housing stock. "
Further improvements could see even more savings being made, with the study predicting energy bills for new properties could be 79 per cent cheaper than renovated Victorian-era dwellings by 2016.
It also revealed seven out of ten people believe an energy efficient home would be an attractive purchase, with this rising to 86 per cent among 16 to 24-year-olds.
This week, head of sales at Granada Secondary Glazing Ian Hall observed conserving energy is an increasingly important priority for many people as prices continue to rise.
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