In news that is likely to interest DIY enthusiasts, it has been claimed that cavity wall insulation is one of the most cost-effective energy efficiency measures you can take in the home.
According to Alaine Christian, writing for Footprints Eco Shop, in an uninsulated home, cavity wall insulation could save homeowners as much as £115 on annual energy bills.
Added to this, Ms Christian explained that investing in draught excluders is another way of reducing the cost of bills. Draught excluders cut the amount of warm air escaping and, as a consequence, help to save energy, she said.
Furthermore, double-glazing was identified as an alternative cost-efficient measure because it allows homeowners to cut heat loss, while also reduce noise and condensation problems.
"Installing energy efficient double glazing could mean savings of around £135 on bills annually if whole-house single glazing is replaced with energy saving recommended double glazing," she noted.
Meanwhile, aboutproperty.co.uk claimed recently that DIY homeowners are able to reduce their carbon footprint by "making a floor greener".
Installing cork floorboards is one way of improving home insulation, the website said.
Posted by Jenny Summer