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SAVE ENERGY, SAVE MONEY, SAYS JACKSON

With power companies announcing increases of almost 20% on utility bills and the average family’s dual fuel bills rising to more than £1,000 a year, most people are looking for ways to reduce their living expenses, and investing in the right insulation for your property could be a good way to save!
According to the Governments Energy Saving Trust, every household could save around £250 a year on energy bills by being more energy efficient.
With this in mind, Jackson Building Centres can provide recommendations on simple energy saving home improvements that could drastically reduce your energy bills, improve the comfort of your home, and help fight climate change.
Jackson Marketing Manager, Colin Bartleet commented: “New figures show that more than five million people have switched their energy supplier in the last year, which proves that more and more people are looking for a better deal and ways to reduce their energy bills.”
In a typical home, 20% of all heat is lost through poor ventilation and drafts, by simply draught proofing, the average household can save around £20 a year on heating bills, whilst installing 270mm insulation in the loft can knock a further 20% off fuel bills.
“With a little bit of DIY, says Colin, it’s really easy to keep money in your pocket instead of seeing it disappear through draughty windows or out through an un-insulated roof – and we can provide all the guidance you need to get results.”
Other energy saving measures includes wall and floor insulation, tanks and pipe insulation and double glazing. Statistics show that double-glazing cuts heat loss through windows by half and can save £80-£100 a year on heating bills.
Colin said: “Some energy efficiency jobs are easy for anyone with a knack for DIY to successfully complete. Others need an experienced, qualified tradesperson. At Jackson, we can advise on the best products and how to choose the right tradesperson for the job.”
He continued: “It is very likely that energy prices will continue to rise, so finding ways to cut utility bills is going to become an even bigger priority. By investing in the right insulation and making some simple home improvements now, you could save a considerable amount of money in the future, as well as reducing your own personal carbon footprint.”

Email: clairewindsor@colbear.co.uk


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