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To mark this year’s Earth Day on 22nd April, Rated People has revealed that record numbers of homeowners are set to install energy-saving eco home improvements in 2022 in a bid to save money on their bills.

Requests for roof insulation increased by 419% in 2021 when compared to the year before. Demand for at-home electric car charging points also increased by 404%, and considering last year saw the biggest annual increase in the number of electric car registrations in the UK, it’s easy to see why. Cavity wall insulation also went up by 352% and heat pumps saw demand rise by 312%.

Alongside the increases in demand for energy-saving home improvements, the research reveals more than half of UK homeowners (52%) want to make their homes more environmentally friendly this year to save money on bills, and one in three (36%) say they want to make eco upgrades to their home to make long-term financial savings.

Smart meters are the number one eco home improvement that the most homeowners would like in 2022, with one in five UK homeowners confirming they want to get one installed this year. Given the clarity and control that smart meters give homeowners when it comes to their energy usage, with energy prices increasing by around £700 a year on average, it’s easy to see why so many homeowners are keen to have one installed this year.

Property Reporter – Rozi Jones 19th April 2022
Image source – Pixabay

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