Seven in ten Brits want to make their homes greener and more cost-effective, according to new research.
Energy Saving Trust found that a household can save up to £581 on energy bills each year if they implement a full range of efficiency measures, purchase efficient appliances and exercise best practice energy saving behaviour, such as getting a smart meter installed.
On top of the financial savings, a household could also save 2,141 kg of CO2e emissions, which is the equivalent of driving 7,500 miles or enough energy to power the lights in 27 homes in the UK for a year.
Home improvement conversations increased during lockdown, with ‘insulation’ being the most discussed topic.
However, Britons are also considering additional energy efficient or sustainable actions they can take in their home, from eco-friendly paint to water saving shower heads.
New research of 4,000 respondents, commissioned by Smart Energy GB, reveals that Brits’ key motivation behind making their homes greener is to help the environment (71%) – but equally to save money (71%).
This week,Homebase, in partnership with Smart Energy GB, launched ‘The Green Aisle’ in 137 of their stores nationwide to showcase home improvement products in one place, including information on how to get a smart meter from your energy supplier, which will help make homes greener and winter-ready
“We know that more and more of our customers are looking to make environmentally friendly decisions as they embark on home and garden improvement projects,” said Homebase’s Chris O’Boyle.
“‘The Green Aisle’ not only puts some of our most sustainable and eco-friendly products all in one place for those who know what they’re looking for, but will also provide advice and inspiration, supported by our expert teams, for people who need a hand turning their green ambitions into reality.”