A significant proportion of Britons are still failing to carry out the DIY home improvements needed to cut back on their fuel bills, it has been suggested.
New research carried out by the Fuel Poverty Advisory Group showed that energy bills could rise by a further 50 per cent over the foreseeable future on top of the 125 per cent increase in the cost of gas and electricity seen over the past six years.
Although finding that many Britons are anxious that another cold winter could send their utilities bills sky-rocketing, the Home Heat Helpline has reported that many are not taking proactive steps geared towards keeping their energy consumption down.
Julian Troake, energy surveyor and spokesperson for the helpline, has advised people to look into DIY projects such as fitting proper insulation.
"To get your house fully insulated, you can save over £265 a year on your fuel bills and therefore keep your house warmer and keep your bills down," he said.
The organisation's own research found that around half of Britons over the age of 50 are already wondering how they will pay to heat their homes should the upcoming winter be as harsh as the last one.
Posted by Barney Marshall