Getting to grips with eco DIY projects could see Britons save hundreds of pounds on the cost of heating their home, it has been suggested.
One way this could be done, Alessia Horwich in an article for the Independent points out, is by insulating a loft.
With just over a quarter (26 per cent) of all heat lost in a home escaping through the ceiling, getting to grips with such a home improvement could play a significant role in increasing a property’s energy efficiency.
Meanwhile, figures from the Energy Saving Trust show that fitting cavity wall insulation could see utility bills for a three-bedroom semi-detached house fall by £115 a year.
The publication points out that double-glazing can be an effective eco DIY project to carry out as windows account for around a fifth of total heat loss, with the installation of high-efficiency boilers and solar thermal panels also recommended.
Earlier this month, Calder Valley MP Chris McCafferty claimed the government should offer greater financial incentives to encourage Britons to integrate energy-saving features into their property.