British Gas launch efficiency plan

British Gas say households can cut their bills with their new ‘Home Energy Plan’, at no upfront cost. The plan is designed to improve the functionality of a house, by […]

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By Tom Gibson

British Gas say households can cut their bills with their new ‘Home Energy Plan’, at no upfront cost. The plan is designed to improve the functionality of a house, by installing more efficient boilers, insulation and solar panels.

Despite recently increasing domestic prices by up to 18%, British Gas say that customers can reduce those costs by improving their households. A report from the Centre for Economics and Business Research found that customers who adopted a range of simple measures saved on average £322 each year, and saw a 44 per cent fall in their gas use between 2006 and 2010.

Jon Kimber, Managing Director of British Gas New Energy, said: “We know that household budgets are stretched at the moment but rising energy prices don’t have to mean higher bills. Britain’s housing stock is some of the most inefficient in the developed world with £1 in every £4 spent on heating our homes wasted because of poor insulation. Under our offer, customers can improve their homes and save money by cutting bills – all at no upfront cost.”

According to British Gas, the plan will enable customers to install measures like new efficient boilers, insulation and solar panels at no upfront cost.