8/10 homeowners plan to make green improvements to their home within the next year

84% of homeowners plan to make their homes more environmentally friendly within the next 12 months. City Plumbing has revealed that reducing energy bills are people’s main objective.

The government has recently extended the green homes grant until March 2022. This has given homeowners longer to take advantage of the scheme and improve the energy efficiency rating of their home.

67% of the people intending on making changes are already aware of the scheme. A further 28% plan on using the scheme and a following 7% of homeowners are already taking advantage of the scheme.

Steve Alldritt, technical director of City plumbing’s energy efficiency department, argues that energy efficient changes will reduce energy bills for homeowners. They will also help reduce environmental impact. An indirect benefit of this scheme is that it will help raise a properties attractiveness when the time comes to sell the property.

The improvements which have proven the most popular are: loft insulations (21%). Followed by cavity wall installations (20%)and solid wall installations, both internal or external (17%). Under floor installation (16%), radiators (13%) and underfloor heating (12%) have also proven popular.

Nearly a third (31%) of homeowners believe that by making environmentally friendly improvements to their home they are making their property more comfortable for them and their family.

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