Energy efficiency is key

21 July 2014

How energy efficient a home is has become increasingly important to house hunters across the UK. 
Research from energy supplier E.ON revealed that 76% of first time buyers stated energy efficiency was very important when looking for their new home. Most respondents believe that a new build property would be the most energy efficient type at 85%.
This means energy efficiency has ranked above mortgage costs at 56% and size at 53% in order of importance in the survey conducted by E.ON.
Beverley Maguire, Energy Efficiency Expert at E.ON, said: "Home hunters feel confident they can judge what's out there once they've seen an average of eight properties, and most people identified new builds as being most energy efficient - but older properties can be efficient too.”
"Before making a decision, buyers should make sure they know about the condition of the property's heating system and whether it's well insulated. Energy suppliers can help with free or discounted insulation and boiler replacements for people who qualify.”

How energy efficient a home is has become increasingly important to house hunters across the UK.

Research from energy supplier E.ON revealed that 76% of first time buyers stated energy efficiency was very important when looking for their new home. Most respondents believe that a new build property would be the most energy efficient type at 85%.

This means energy efficiency has ranked above mortgage costs at 56% and size at 53% in order of importance in the survey conducted by E.ON.

Beverley Maguire, Energy Efficiency Expert at E.ON, said: "Home hunters feel confident they can judge what's out there once they've seen an average of eight properties, and most people identified new builds as being most energy efficient - but older properties can be efficient too.”

"Before making a decision, buyers should make sure they know about the condition of the property's heating system and whether it's well insulated. Energy suppliers can help with free or discounted insulation and boiler replacements for people who qualify.”

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