Reduce the impact of soaring energy bills with these home improvements

Boost your boiler

Buying and installing an A-rated condensing boiler, with a thermostat and thermostatic radiator controls, costs about £4,000. If it replaces a D-rated boiler, the energy savings would be £380 a year. This sum is expected to rise to £691 in October and £822 in January.

Wrap your house up warm

Some 28pc of UK homes have solid walls, according to the National Energy Foundation. Insulating them costs about £12,000 for a three-bedroom semi-detached home, resulting in savings of £390 a year – more than any other kind of insulation, according to The Eco Experts. The savings are expected to go up to £709 in October and £844 in January.

Insulating cavity walls, which have a gap inside that can be filled with foam, is much cheaper, at about £1,200 for the same sized home. The energy savings to be had are £285 a year now, £518 from October and £617 from January.

The average household can expect to pay around £530 for roof and loft insulation, for savings of £255 a year. From October, the bill reduction will rise to £463 a year, going up to £552 in January.

Replacing old kitchen appliances

Choosing an energy efficient washing machine will save you money on both electricity and water. Replacing a D-rated machine with an A-rated one costs £800, according to The Eco Experts. The savings amount to around £50 a year, going up to £100 and £119 in October and January respectively. The appliance should last about 11 years.

Replacing a D-rated tumble dryer with an A+++ rated one will set you back £700, shaving £36 a year off bills. This sum is forecast to go up to £65 a year from October and £77 a year from January. Some come with sensors that indicate when the clothes inside are dry.

The cost of replacing an F-rated fridge freezer with a D-rated one is £900, resulting in bill reductions of £55 a year, according to The Eco Experts. The figure goes up to £100 a year from October and £119 from January.

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