2 Jun

Houses for sale in Somerset can become greener, charity claims

Houses for sale in Somerset can become greener, charity claims

People buying houses for sale in Somerset and other rural areas can take simple steps to make their homes more energy efficient, it has been claimed.

Buyers looking to reduce their energy bills should focus on insulation, as this is "key" to getting bills down, according to Act on Energy.

The environmental charity explains that rural homes, such as property for sale in Somerset, have more need to go green due to the cost of fuel.

David Julien, chief executive of Act on Energy, says many rural homeowners do not have access to cheap fuel such as gas.

Reliance on expensive fuels such as oil or LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) means energy efficiency measures are important, he added.

Mr Julien continued: "Whatever energy you lose is expensive energy and it's much more beneficial to save it in those cases and it's easily done and it's cheap to do it."

Houses for sale in Somerset experience increased demand in the coming months following the announcement that the county will be given access to superfast broadband.

The region will receive funding from the government's £350 million roll-out fund, culture secretary Jeremy Hunt has revealed.ADNFCR-1222-ID-800565814-ADNFCR

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