Installing insulation in a property is one DIY project that can reduce electricity bills.
According to Mintel, more than two-thirds of Brits have already fitted insulation in their homes to bring down the cost of fuel bills.
Energychoices.co.uk has said that installing insulation is the most cost-effective method of lowering a property’s energy use.
Fitting a roof with the recommended 270mm depth insulator could reduce heating bills by up to £155.
DIYers who want to stop heat-loss through cavity walls can insulate them both inside and outside.
Weather-proof insulating treatment on the outside will keep heat indoors, as will rolls of insulation on the inside.
According to Mintel, the majority of Brits think it’s too much hassle to switch energy suppliers but 11 per cent would like to know more about how to reduce power costs.
Richard Caines, senior retail analyst at Mintel, remarked that people should use the internet to research the different electricity prices that are offered by suppliers.
Last year almost one-quarter of householders switched suppliers to save money, Mintel reported.
Posted by Barry Humphries