Homeowners ‘look to save money by going green’

Going green could help homeowners achieve their goal of becoming debt free, one expert has advised.

According to a survey by uSwitch.com, 75 per cent of households could benefit financially by implementing environmentally-friendly energy saving measures around the home.

Andrew Dagnell, of the South Wales Echo, outlines five key ways readers could take advantage of this practice, as par of the newspaper’s Go Green initiative.

Homeowners were firstly advised to insulate their lofts, as 25 per cent of the heat generated by an average house is often lost through the roof, and secondly to make the switch to energy saving light bulbs.

Dagnell wrote: “The energy savings of low-energy bulbs are substantial and they have a lifespan of 6,000 to 15,000 hours.

“They can directly replace your current bulbs, which only last 1,000 hours, helping the environment and your bank balance too.”

Other tips included using bio-diesel, using solar power to heat up water and the simple idea of turning appliances off when they are not being used and down to a lower level when they are.

Earlier this year, it was revealed by the Rics Commercial Property Survey that in the first quarter of 2009 chartered surveyors reported a severe rise in the volume of available floor space.

By Jamie Price

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