DIY enthusiasts have been told that simply by installing wall and roof insulation they can reduce heat loss in their homes by around half.
According to Laura Sevier from ecologist.org, just by improving wall, floor and loft insulation, consumers could "significantly reduce" the cost of their utilities bills.
In addition, Ms Sevier warned homeowners that some domestic appliances, such as fridges, dishwashers and televisions, can also waste unnecessary energy.
However, she warned Britons to ensure their home is as energy efficient as possible before installing renewable energy technologies.
Ms Sevier advised homeowners to "find out which renewable technologies will suit your home using the Energy Saving Trust home energy generation selector".
Meanwhile, the government recently announced plans to provide Britons with incentivised loans to help reduce carbon emissions in the UK.
The purpose of the new scheme is to encourage consumers to install energy-efficient appliances in their homes and, as a consequence, reduce the cost of their energy bills.
Posted by Thomas Morris