At least 12.5 percent of UK residents live in homes with poor energy efficiency


A staggering one in eight people across the UK live in homes that have poor energy efficiency, recent research on the matter was able to reveal.

Close to 81% of all UK residents live in dwellings that were built before 1990, while 41% live in a property constructed before 1950, data obtained from the survey conducted on behalf of mortgage and loans provider Ocean Finance points out.

The biggest problem here is that the country’s first national building standards were not introduced until 1965, which means that the vast majority of homes built before that time are less than energy efficient.

In fact 39% of respondents revealed their home has at least one feature that makes it less than energy efficient and, out of these, 41% had an open fireplace, a 33% had single glazed windows and 36% had single skin walls with no cavity insulation.

The majority of respondents to the survey (78%) revealed they have invested in insulation or energy efficient improvements. Of the people who have had this type of work carried out, 79% have invested in double glazing – making it the most popular home improvement in this category. Loft insulation was another popular choice, with 66% investing in this, while 53% of respondents revealed they have had a more efficient boiler fitted.

Running the boiler in the most efficient and effective possible manner will help households save 20 to 30%+ on their energy bills, and this is exactly where HeatingSave could put its extensive experience to very good use.

HeatingSave’s building energy management system optimises any buildings energy efficiency. This is done by taking into account a variety of factors, such as internal and external temperatures, occupancy, time of the year, the particular characteristics of installed boilers, etc. All of the data is used in order to determine the best heating patterns for the various heating zones within any building, using our proprietary heat-loss algorithm.

The end result is that users still get a very good level of comfort, while in the same time saving energy and money in the process.

If you’d like to find out more details on all the features HeatingSave has in store, just contact our dedicated product team, they’ll be more than happy to provide you with all the necessary information.

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