Government figures have shown that Britain experienced its driest March in 59 years. Large parts of the country were hit by less than half the normal rainfall they would experience at that time of the year which has in turn led to hosepipe bans being enforced in many areas.
Due to the arid start to the spring season it is being speculated that water bills will soon rise. This comes at a time when energy bills are already taking out a large chunk of people’s finances. If the rumours prove to be true then follow the below guide to saving water in the home:
1. When rainfall makes an appearance, collect as much of it as you can and use it for watering the garden in absence of a hosepipe.…
Thousands of homes throughout the UK continue to perform poorly as far as energy efficiency is concerned. The government has recognised the need for properties to get into shape, especially if they expect to achieve the highly ambitious carbon emissions targets they have set and are doing their bit to help by announcing the launch of new and improved Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs).
It is hoped that the new-look Energy Performance Certificates will enable homeowners to better understand how they can make their home more eco-friendly. UK Communities Minister Andrew Stunell says:
“The EPC has proved useful in putting the efficiency of our homes at the forefront of our minds, but homeowners can often struggle to know how to act on the advice it gives,” said Stunell in a statement today.…
Research carried out by Britannia Rescue has found that a substantial number of drivers are putting off major repairs to their vehicles due to the cost involved. 14% of those polled believe that their car is in urgent need of repair but they simply cannot afford to pay for them. This is a risky strategy as it could easily result in cars failing their MOT/service and repairs far exceeding what they should cost.
The rising cost of petrol prices is one of the key outlays which can be blamed for this growing trend as filling up the average-sized family car costs a fortune nowadays. As does the cost of heating up a home as energy prices continue to hit homeowner’s wallets extremely hard.
Finances are as tight as they have ever been in most UK households which means that many have no choice but to sacrifice certain things in order to survive and keep hold of their property.…