£1bn wasted by Brits too lazy to insulate

Brits are wasting around £1billion on energy bills because they are too lazy too insulate. That’s according to new research, which showed that one in ten UK households isn’t insulating […]

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By Vicky Ellis

Brits are wasting around £1billion on energy bills because they are too lazy too insulate. That’s according to new research, which showed that one in ten UK households isn’t insulating cavity walls and lofts because the owners “can’t be bothered”.

A survey of 2,000 people on behalf of energy company E.ON found that not having a ladder (3%) and not knowing how to go about it (15%) were also barriers to getting insulation.

Rather than turn up the heating, insulation is a cheaper way of keeping the house warm in winter, said experts at E.ON, who calculated that the average home can save up to £390 a year by insulating.

Kevin Bryant, Energy Fitness Instructor at E.ON said: “With a quarter of heat lost through uninsulated roofs and a third through uninsulated walls, installing cavity wall or loft insulation is one the best long-term approaches you can make to getting your home more energy fit.”

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