Go green and cut your bills in National Maintenance Week says Fair Investment Company

20 November 2007 / by None
As the nation prepares to clean out their gutters and draught proof their windows for National Maintenance Week, Fair Investment Company is advising homeowners to make the most of the green energy providers on the market to help reduce their carbon footprint and save money at the same time.

This week as property maintenance is being brought into focus, millions of Brits will be making small changes to their homes that will hopefully make a big difference.

Home improvements such as insulating the loft or replacing your old, inefficient boiler can not only help the saleability of a property but can save homeowners money and can really minimise the energy output from a property.

However, despite the vast numbers of UK householders being bitten by the energy efficiency bug, many are unaware that they can recoup the expense of making their home more energy efficient by swapping over to a green fuel supplier. So not only will they be helping the environment, but it could save them pounds on their winter fuel bills.

At fairinvestment.co.uk, consumers can check the ‘greenness’ of their energy supplier with the five star rating comparison table. By simply filling in the online form with their postcode, they can see who offers the greenest fuel in their region.

James Caldwell, Director of Fair Investment Company explains: “Energy efficiency is big business and with the introduction of Home Information Packs which require properties on the market to have an up to date Energy Performance Certificate, many people will be going to the expense of fixing up their homes to make them more energy efficient. However necessary, this can be a can be an expensive exercise. By simply changing over to a green electricity supplier, you can not only do your bit for the environment but you could stand to make valuable savings on your monthly energy bills.”

There are currently lots of initiatives being created by the big fuel providers to make green energy the more attractive option. For example British Gas offers a zero carbon emissions through Kyoto compliant offset schemes as well as helping fund investment in developing new renewable technologies such as wave power. Fair Investment’s online energy comparison tool allows you to see who offers the greenest power in the UK and the savings that can be typically made by swapping over.

Mr Caldwell continues: “While homeowners benefit from making their properties energy efficient, they can make up the cost spent on maintenance by going green with their energy provider. We would advise people to visit the site and see if they could benefit from cheaper, greener power and get a clean conscience to boot.”

National Maintenance Week runs from 16 – 23 November and aims to promote sustainability by encouraging homeowners and others to be aware of the simple maintenance steps they can take to protect their properties. This year's campaign is supported by comedian Griff Rhys Jones.

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