Beat The Winter Blues ?" And High Energy Bills ?" With A Brand New Home For 2019
17 Jan 2019

January – for many a miserable month of feeling the financial pinch after Christmas and facing the prospect of dark, cold days and nights.

However, there is some light to be enjoyed before the clocks spring forward at the end of March; especially if a brand new home is on your ‘to do’ list for the early part of the year.

January 21 kicks off national Big Energy Saving Week, with experts and consumer champions showcasing some easy ways to save money and make energy and water consumption more sustainable.

It comes as no surprise that buying and moving into a brand new home at this time of year will almost certainly result in savings when it comes to utility bills - thanks to economic boilers, insulation and double-glazing.

And at Linden Homes East Yorkshire, a new home automatically comes with a host of energy-saving, environmentally friendly features which could dramatically reduce the running costs compared to an older counterpart.

Some eco-advantages and savings tips if you are moving before winter really bites:

  • According to latest Home Builders Federation data, on average new homes built in England and Wales are 65 per cent more energy efficient than a Victorian house of the same style. Double-glazing, insulation and efficient boilers are among the elements that contribute to this energy efficiency, which ultimately create savings in the pocket.
  • The majority of new homes have thermostat controlled heating - turning down your room thermostat by just one degree can save around £75 a year, says the Energy Saving Trust.
  • Linden Homes will fully draught proof your home. Figures from the Energy Savings Trust show a fully draught proof home could save around £20 a year. Don’t forget to keep doors closed in rooms you are using to keep the heat in.
  • Boilers account for around 55 per cent of what is spent on energy bills in a year. Your new home will have a shiny new super energy efficient one.
  • Where possible, appliances fitted into Linden Homes properties are A rated or higher for energy performance.
  • All the toilets in Linden Homes properties feature a dual flush to help conserve water useage.
  • New homes will be built with the recommended insulation throughout the home – so no need to check and upgrade.
  • General tips for saving energy;: turn off the lights when you’re not using them, cutting roughly £14 a year of your expenses; use a bowl instead of running the tap when washing up and see around a £25 saving, and knock one minute off your shower time and make in the region of £19 in savings off energy and water bills (if you’re on a water meter) according to the Energy Savings Trust.

Linden Homes East Yorkshire regional managing director Mark Connors commented: “With newer homes come smarter ways of saving energy and ultimately reducing utility bills for the home owner.

“At Linden Homes, every effort is made to deliver best practise to our customers – from the build stage, with double glazing and wall and loft insulation, right through to the various heating and water systems elements that make up the property.”


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