The rising fuel bills that British consumers have been experiencing in recent months could spark a drive towards more environmentally friendly living, it has been claimed.
According to a report from Tescocompare.com, many households are aiming to reduce their energy consumption in order to avoid large bills and the prospect of debt management problems.
In fact, more than half of the people polled by the price comparison business indicated that they will look to save energy in order to save money as the year goes on.
As a result, taking showers instead of baths, not overfilling a kettle and washing clothes at lower temperatures are all likely to become more commonplace as energy bills rise.
“The cost of living and household bills are creeping up and up, but there are lots of things that cost next to nothing, which we can all do on a day-to-day basis to reduce our carbon footprint and energy bills,” said Paul Baxter from Tescocompare.com.
Household bills have become a considerably larger burden for families aiming to become debt free around the UK, according to recent reports from Combined Insurance.
By Giles Stevenson