Almost half of Britain's homeowners would be happy to switch energy rates for higher prices if they could live in efficient properties as a result, a new survey has revealed.
Figures from the Energy Saving Trust (EST) have shown a five per cent rise in prices would be accepted by 44 per cent of consumers if one of the results of the increase was greater expenditure on energy-efficiency in homes, reports BigGreenSmile.com.
In addition, 70 per cent of respondents said they feel retailers should offer better advice as to what domestic appliances will offer the best efficiency rates and a majority also believe retailers should not stock appliances that will cause more environmental damage.
The EST timed the survey to coincide with Energy Saving Week, which ran from October 19th to 23rd and was intended to promote ways of reducing carbon emissions and pursuing domestic cheap energy rates.
Installing energy-saving light bulbs is one way consumers could choose to tackle both issues, as they last much longer than conventional light bulbs and use less energy.
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