Average UK homes are kept 4C warmer now than they were in the 70’s, report suggests
The large majority of UK homes are heated by their residents at a temperature that’s 4C higher, on the average, than it used to be in the 1970’s, a government-commissioned report suggests.
According to a media source, the report points out that, while the average temperature within most homes is in fact higher than it used to be 40 years ago, most people usually spend 18% less energy per household nowadays, while also paying about £200 less per household each year.
One of the main reasons why homes are hotter, while in the same time requiring less energy, is the fact that back in 1970s, most heat in homes was lost up the chimney because of open coal fires or uninsulated walls and roofs. Nowadays, better insulation, better boilers and tighter building standards provide more comfort, while in the same time keeping bills lower.
The report also found that more households are extremely vulnerable to fuel price rises these days. In fact, nearly 15% of all UK households, especially those with elderly people, children and people with disabilities or long-term illnesses, were vulnerable to fuel poverty in 2011, compared to 6% in 2003.
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