With almost half of householders claiming to live in draughty properties, a move from old to new could keep in the heat despite the drop in temperature.
The week of October 20th – 24th is Energy Saving Week and Redrow is keen to make people aware of the energy efficient qualities its new homes enjoy and the potential for fuel bill savings.
Dave Bexon, sales & marketing director for Redrow Homes, said:
“According to AA Home Membership, October is when the vast majority of us turn the heating on. But with the Energy Saving Trust suggesting that 44% of people in the UK live in draughty homes, many won’t feel the full benefit and will be forced to crank up the thermostat to keep warm. Thankfully this isn’t the case in a brand new Redrow home – we’re continually working to improve the energy efficiency of our new homes.”
“Increasing the airtightness of our homes to reduce the amount of heat lost and fitting modern efficient heating systems are just some of the ways we help our homeowners reduce energy consumption. Plus by using less energy buyers should find that their bills are lower too.”
New home buyers could take a tip from the Orme family, who live at Thorpe Meadows in Countesthorpe, Leicestershire and have been feeling the warmth after moving from old to new.
Mum Sue said:
“Our old house was built in the 1960s and we’ve noticed how much warmer we are since moving. The thermostat is a few notches lower and we no longer need to supplement the central heating with an open fire.”
Redrow builds a wide range of homes for first time buyers, families, downsizers and investors. They all boast Redrow’s high specification as standard including kitchens that are well equipped with integrated top brand name appliances, bathrooms and en-suites with sleek stylish suites, plus quality fixtures and fittings throughout.
The homebuilder has previously calculated that those who opt for a brand new four-bedroom Redrow home could save up to £1,332 per annum on their energy bills compared to an upgraded Victorian equivalent. It could pay for an extra family holiday, fuel for the family car, or, be put towards paying off the mortgage early.
Find your nearest energy efficient Redrow development here: www.redrow.co.uk.