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London the least energy-savvy, according to E.ON

4 May 2012 No Comment

Landlords and tenants across the UK need to realise that basic energy-saving methods, like insulating a property with internal wall cladding for example, can save them money.

That’s according to a survey by E.ON, which suggests that £990 million could be going to waste if renters ignore energy saving schemes, reports energychoices.co.uk.

The need to make homes more energy-conscious

According to the energy firm’s research, a mere two in 10 rental tenants have made an attempt to make their home more energy-conscious, whereas 78 per cent of actual home-owners have made some changes to their property.

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Improving the energy efficiency of properties

Interestingly, Londoners were found to be the least energy-savvy, as only 24 per cent admitted to being aware of being able to save money through double-glazing and loft/wall insulation. However, an impressive nine of 10 of those surveyed from Scotland were aware that they could be saving on costs through these schemes.

Encouraging landlords to take advantage of the Green Deal

Richard Lambert, chief executive officer at the National Landlords Association (NLA), commented on the survey. Speaking to build.co.uk, he said:

“It’s important that tenants and landlords both realise that there are ways of improving the energy efficiency of properties.”

“The NLA encourages landlords to take advantage of the government’s Green Deal, available later this year, which will enable landlords to make significant energy improvements to their properties with no upfront cost.”

Author: Ashley Curtis  Date Written: 03 May 2012

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