While January may be a miserable month in terms of feeling the financial pinch after Christmas and a continued uncertainty around the pandemic ?" there are still ways to beat the winter blues.
The cost of fuel bills is always a hot topic, particular during the colder months, when many people may now have the added pressure of heating and lighting their working from home space.
January 18-24 again marks Big Energy Savings Week, a collaboration between Citizens Advice, the Energy Saving Trust and the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, aimed at educating and advising homeowners on how to reduce their utility bills.
But if moving house is on your wish list for 2022, it will come as no surprise that buying and moving into a brand-new home at this time of year will result in savings when it comes to utility bills - thanks to economic boilers, insulation and double-glazing.
Developer Linden Homes ?" part of Vistry Group ?" has developments across Yorkshire offering a range of styles to suit all needs and budgets while offering versatile spaces in which to work, rest and play.
Sales manager Louise Graham said: “With newer homes come smarter ways of saving energy and ultimately reducing utility bills for the homeowner.
“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.
“We are also aware that many people looking to move house will now require a comfortable working from home area. Some of our homes feature studies, while the versatile design of others allows for flexibility of space throughout the property.”
A few energy saving tips for those working from home this winter:
There are many eco-advantages that come with buying a brand-new home, as opposed to an older counterpart, including:
And buyers can also play their part in reducing the impact on climate change, buying with Vistry Group (which includes the Linden and Bovis brands) in the knowledge that they are investing in an energy-efficient home that qualifies for a new green mortgage discount.
Vistry Group achieves high band energy ratings by ensuring in-built energy efficiency is there for the life of the home through a fabric-first approach.
This has led to all but one of their house types having an Energy Performance Certificate rating of A or B ?" meaning homeowners could be eligible for high street lenders’ green mortgages and possible cashback.
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