Social tenants looking to switch gas and electricity suppliers in order to get cheap energy deals may be able to benefit from improved efficiency measures.
Housing minister Grant Shapps has called on local authorities and housing associations to do more to help residents reduce their bills by starting 'Pay as you Save' schemes that can fund renovations such as insulation and more modern heating systems.
He said upgrades such as these could help save households up to £500 a year on their gas and electricity bills, as well as bringing an economic boost to communities as the work creates jobs.
"Our homes count for over a quarter of all UK emissions - it's essential we do more to make them greener," Mr Shapps said, noting it is more important than ever that steps are taken to reduce energy usage due to the current record-high bills.
Recently, it was stated by the National Insulation Association that up to 10 million lofts in the UK are not adequately lagged, while six million homes do not have cavity wall insulation.
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