Brits unaware of home’s energy efficiency

When it comes to energy efficiency, it seems Brits are all talk and no action. A new survey revealed 71% of householders are unaware if they own an energy efficient […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

When it comes to energy efficiency, it seems Brits are all talk and no action.

A new survey revealed 71% of householders are unaware if they own an energy efficient boiler while 83% don’t know the energy efficiency rating of their windows and doors.

That’s despite a majority (89%) claiming energy efficiency is “extremely important” to them.

Nearly half (44%) of the 1,000 people surveyed also admitted to never looking at their energy use on bills every month.

Ian Blackhurst, CEO and Founder of energy efficiency firm entu group, which commissioned the survey said: “These results demonstrate the British public clearly cares about their energy efficiency but are unaware of the intricacies and costs surrounding their behaviour.

“I think this is an area where further education would be beneficial as the general public at the moment are struggling to foot the cost of their energy bills.”

The survey also found only 11% of householders are considering installing solar panels.