8 Dec

Homeowners concerned about energy efficiency of houses for sale

Homeowners concerned about energy efficiency of houses for sale

People looking to buy houses for sale in the UK are likely to be thinking about the energy efficiency of homes, after it was revealed that many Brits are concerned about fuel costs.

According to a report by moneysupermarket.com, 70 per cent of people are worried about being able to afford their heating charges during the winter.

This represents an increase of 15 per cent compared with those surveyed last year.

The firm stated that rising fuel costs, coupled with the recent sub-zero temperatures that have been experienced around the country over the last couple of weeks, are likely to be the reasons behind this surge in concern.

Scott Byrom, energy manager at the comparison website, said that the recent hike in fuel bills "could not have come at a worse time for cash-strapped customers".

This comment could encourage potential homeowners to check the energy efficiency of properties for sale before committing to a purchase, as they could save money if houses have measures such as insulation installed.

Age UK also told people to look for insulated outside taps, which will prevent pipes from freezing when the weather worsens, as well as lagged lofts to stop heat escaping.ADNFCR-1222-ID-800279380-ADNFCR

Cookies We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. To find out more about our cookies policy, see our cookies policy here or in the footer.