The approach of Christmas and the change in weather as winter creeps in are just two of the reasons why this time of year can be a strain on our finances.
As well as the festivities to pay for, there is cost of heating, cooking and washing during the colder months.
But with research showing that new homes are up to six times more energy efficient than older second hand ones – it is no wonder more and more house hunters are opting for brand new.
Better insulation, double-glazing and monitoring of water usage are among the many benefits associated with energy efficient homes – not only kind to the environment, but also to your pocket.
With energy prices a constant talking point at this time of year, and numerous incentives to help curb the cost of moving, there has never been a better time to buy - says developer Linden Homes Midlands.
Sales director Chris Roads said: “We take our responsibilities in the areas of energy efficiency and sustainability very seriously.
“As part of the Government’s directive and our own responsibility towards the environment, our new homes meet with all the relevant regulations. Energy efficient new homes are well insulated and include double-glazing as standard – automatically making them cheaper to run than many older style homes.
“All new homes are fitted with a water meter which tends to encourage people to be more water efficient. Using less hot water, coupled with the fact that new homes are more energy efficient than older homes, will mean lower bills if used properly.”
So – you’ve moved into your brand new home and are already saving money on your utility bills. But what can you as a homeowner do to be even more energy savvy and save money? *
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For more information on new homes being built in your area please visit www.lindenhomes.co.uk and for more energy saving tips visit www.energysavingtrust.co.uk
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