More Brits adding energy-efficient measures, such as curtains, to homes
Posted on 07 September 2011 16:40 by Montgomery
More Brits are installing energy-efficient measures, such as ready made curtains that can draught-proof windows, into their homes.
The Department of Energy and Climate Change revealed that almost 300,000 insulation measures have been installed into British homes over the last three months.
These energy-efficient measures include loft and wall cavity insulations, which can help cut energy bills by £100 a year.
Chris Huhne, energy and climate change minister, said: "More and more people realise that insulation can save you money and make your home cosier.
"More than £100 can be knocked off your bill if you get your loft lagged and cavity walls filled and thanks to tough government targets for the Big Six energy companies, consumers can get free or discounted insulation."
He added that homeowners should seek advice from the Energy Saving Trust if they are trying to make their houses more energy efficient.
The Energy Saving Trust recommends drawing curtains at dusk to prevent heat from escaping from draughty windows and reduce the cost of energy bills.