Renewable energy expert Enevis is urging businesses and residents to protect themselves against ever-rising energy bills following stark new research into Britain’s home heating habits.
The Dartford-based business issued the cost-cutting call after a study revealed that more than seven in ten households (74 per cent) went without heating during the winter in order to keep their energy use in check. Almost two in ten users (17 per cent) admitted to doing this regularly.
Nearly nine in ten residents (88 per cent) told energy price comparison website uSwitch they considered the cost before putting their heating on and 81 per cent of respondents said household energy is unaffordable in the UK today.
Alistair Sivill, Technical Consultant at Enevis, part of the EneGroup family of low carbon technology companies, said: “This research makes for grim reading, with tens of thousands of homeowners across the UK saying they were simply unable to afford to heat their houses during the coldest months of the year.
“The average household energy bill has risen by more than 150 per cent in under a decade and now stands at £1,352. Energy suppliers have warned that rising wholesale gas costs look certain to push these prices up further in the years to come.
“All of which makes renewable energy technologies such an appealing investment. Complementary state-of-the-art, energy- and money-saving systems can provide your business or home with its own low carbon electricity, heat or water – protecting you against any further energy price hikes.”
To find out more about Enevis and its renewable energy offering, visit www.enevis.co.uk.