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Online advice service gives homes their own energy MOT

The government has launched a website that provides homeowners with a home energy MOT, providing recommendations that could help save them hundreds of pounds a year on their bills.

The online service on the GOV.UK website provides impartial recommendations showing how to improve the individual home’s energy performance by upgrading with things like loft and wall insulation and double glazing. It also links to advice on installing low-carbon heating technologies, such as heat pumps, and how to access the Boiler Upgrade Scheme.

Via the interactive service, people provide information about their home and receive recommendations tailored to their own circumstances so they can cut their energy consumption and make their homes greener.

Business and Energy Minister Lord Callanan says: “The cheapest energy is the energy that you don’t use, and by making simple improvements to the energy performance of their homes, people can see immediate and lasting savings on their bills.

“With global pressures pushing up fossil fuel prices, it has never been more important to make our homes more energy efficient. This website provides a new and trusted source of information where homeowners can give their property an energy MOT and get clear, impartial advice.”

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