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How a New Build Can Save You Over £2,000 in Energy Bills

26 Oct 2022

The benefits of buying a brand-new home go much further than just the feeling of a clean, fresh home with a blank canvas, you’ll also save money on your energy bills too! And with energy costs rising by 80% this year, saving money on your bills has never been more important.

recent report published by the HBF (Home Builders Federation), has found that buyers of new build properties will save on average a whopping £2,000 in energy bills each year.

The report also found that new build properties help to reduce carbon emissions by over 2 tonnes per property each year.

This means that collectively, new build home buyers are saving over £500 million and reducing carbon emissions by over 500,000 tonnes a year – how amazing is that?!

So why is a new build more energy efficient? New houses are designed with enhanced insulation, double glazing and cost-effective boiler systems, which all result in a lower energy consumption and reduced running costs. In comparison, older properties tend to be more expensive to run, due to outdated plumbing systems, single glazed windows, old wiring, loose roof tiles and poor insulation.

In addition to being energy efficient, all Stonebridge Homes are fitted with HIVE as standard, so you can keep an eye on your daily energy costs. A Stonebridge Home also comes with an electric vehicle charging point as standard too (majority of plots).

If you’re still worried about the cost of your energy bills, here are just a few simple ways to save money around the home:

  • Switch off standby mode on electrical items, like TVs, radios and video games
  • Draught proof windows and doors
  • Turn off the lights when you’re not using them
  • Reduce the use of large electrical items such as the tumble dryer, especially in the summer months
  • Have a shower instead of a bath if possible
  • Avoid overfilling the kettle, as the more water inside, the longer it takes to boil

And if you needed any more reasons to buy a new-build home, click here.

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