Brits 'could save £1,000 annually on energy bills' with range of SIMPLE home changes

Brits could save significantly with a range of changes.
Brits could save significantly with a range of changes.

Certain home improvements could help save and making investments to do this could help with bills in the long run

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As the cost of living crisis bites, Brits will be exploring how they can cut their energy bills through a number of tips and tricks.

Certain home improvements could help save and making investments to do this could help with bills in the long run.

New analysis from sustainability consultancy group Eight Versa found that some home improvement measures could help reduce annual energy bills by around £1,000.

By analysing dementing EPC (energy performance certificate) ratings across England and Wales, Eight Versa have been able to calculate potential savings and costs.

The group believe households in Wales have the potential to save the most each year with the average being £1,292, while homes in Yorkshire ad the Humber could save £1,188 a year.

Households in London and the South East are likely to save a little less with energy home improvements making up between £721 and £975 on bills a year. This sum could still make a significant difference.

Cutting energy bills could be done with a range of measures, according to Eight Versa.
Cutting energy bills could be done with a range of measures, according to Eight Versa.

The analysis undertaken by Eight Versa was based on current energy costs and the price cap per unit of energy.

The group have recommended some simple upgrades that could be implemented in order to help save.

- Boiler replacement

- Low-energy lighting

- Updated insulation

- Upgraded heating controls

- Window replacements

Implementing these measures could range between £400 and £7,500, but could reach up to over £20,000 depending on the firm used and the work undertaken.

Some less pricey measures are available, such as installing a smart meter or switching to more energy-efficient lightbulbs.

Chris Hocknell, director at Eight Versa, said: “These results show there’s not just a strong environmental argument for better efficiency and retrofitting our homes; there is also a very powerful economic argument.

“In some regions, the average savings per year are over £1,000.”