29 Jul

New homes recommended for energy efficiency

New homes recommended for energy efficiency

Following reports that gas and electricity bills could rise by up to 40 per cent this winter, homeowners may be looking for ways to ensure their home is as energy efficient as possible.

Persimmon suggests that one way to do this is to invest in a new build property.

It notes that new homes are proven to generate 60 per cent less CO2 emissions on average than older properties, which could save owners over £500 a year on energy bills.

Claire Jarvis, sales manager for the company, comments: "Now more than ever, the financial saving associated with a new home could make a huge impact on homeowners' disposable income."

A £500 saving could enable them to reduce outgoings without cutting back on luxuries, she adds.

For those who prefer older properties, there are a number of ways to boost energy efficiency in existing homes.

Good loft and cavity wall insulation, double glazing and draft-proofing can all help to reduce household gas and electricity bills.

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