Homes missing out on savings through DIY aversity

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People too shy to pick up their toolbox and carry out simple DIY tasks have been told they may be missing out on savings.

A study on behalf of the Energy Saving Trust has found Brits could be saving a total of over £220 million and stopping 1.2 million tonnes of carbon dioxide from escaping by adding simple solutions like loft insulation.

Homeowners could save an average of £140 per year by investing a little time and money into energy-efficient tasks.

Putting a "jacket" on hot water cylinders can knock £40 off annual fuel bills, while adding loft insulation will save a further £60 per annum.

It also found a further £30 can be saved by draught-proofing doors and windows – something to bear in mind when choosing a conservatory provider.

People converting their loft may choose to have it insulated when installing a roof light to ensure the room stays warm.

A recent HSBC survey showed those who convert their attic space are likely to add over £13,000 to the value of their property."ADNFCR-1495-ID-19184059-ADNFCR"


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