An Energy Saving Trust report has revealed that there are now fewer energy inefficient homes in the UK.
Homes are rated between A and G on their Energy Efficient on their Energy Performance Certificate, with A being the most energy efficient. The EPC report provides advice on how someone can make their home more energy efficient.
The report states that properties which have the banding F or G (the lowest two categories) were found to have gone down by 5 percent between 2006 and 2008. The report concludes that these properties can be improved upon in terms of their energy efficiency, quite cheaply with David Weatherall, housing strategy manager for the Energy Saving Trust, commenting:
"On the whole our study is good news. Most F and G-rated homes can be improved very cost effectively for less than £3, 000. That's less than two per cent of the sale price of the average UK home. "
He went on to say that the three areas which will help move a property out of the F or G bandings are to do with basic insulation, a modern boiler and improvements, e.g. renewing central heating systems on much older homes.
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