Brits have been given a number of helpful DIY tips and advice by moneysupermarket.com on certain projects they should carry out to reduce their gas and electricity bills.
According to the price comparison service there are a number of measures homeowners can take to reduce the cost of energy, which is especially important during the cold snap currently being experienced.
It suggested investing in "cheap and effective" insulation, as well as a low-energy heater.
Furthermore, people should take the time to purchase draft excluder packs to reduce the amount of heat being lost from the property.
Double-gazing can also be extremely worthwhile, the website stated, with 50 per cent of heat loss being cut, potentially saving up to £100 every year on bills.
Scott Byrom, utilities manager at the company, commented: "Making your home as energy efficient as possible will also go a long way to cutting the cost of your bills this year."
Freezing temperatures can have a number of other effects on a home, aside from increasing the need for heating and fuel.
Repairing burst pipes and the ensuing damage costs an average of £2,000 to repair, Halifax Home Insurance predicts.
Posted by Barney Marshall