Study reveals UK homes lose heat fast than the European equivalent

Back

A recent study by Home climate management company tado, has shown UK homes lose heat much faster than our European neighbours.

The study, which was carried out between December 2019 and January 2020 on over 80,000 UK homes, revealed a home with an indoor temperature of 20°C and an outside temperature of 0°C loses on average 3°C after five hours.

This result compared to homes in Germany and Sweden shows UK homes are losing heat three times faster.

But why?

According to the Renewable Energy Magazine, the UK has the oldest housing stock in comparison to other European countries with approximately 38 percent of homes dating to before 1946, with 24 percent in Germany and Sweden.

There are also differences in the amount of funding available to help support energy efficiency improvements. The Committee of Climate Change has said that homes account for 15 percent of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions and this needs to drastically reduce to meet the 2050 zero carbon target.

Less than 2 percent of UK homes have top energy efficiency ratings, so what can you do to improve this?

Through Better Homes Yorkshire, there are energy efficiency methods you can put in place to help improve and save you energy.

These include:

  • A new boiler
  • Loft and cavity insulation
  • External wall insulation

Give us a call today to see how we can help 0800 597 1500.

    

City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council Calderdale Council Craven District Council Harrogate Borough Council Kirklees Council
Leeds City Council Selby District Council Wakefield Council City of York Council

Latest News

Time is running out to benefit from funding to make homes warmer and cheaper to heat
 

Time is running out to benefit from funding to make homes warmer and cheaper to heat

As temperatures drop, Calderdale Council is urging residents to take advantage of a funded scheme to make homes warmer, bring down energy bills and reduce carbon emissions.

05-01-2023 READ MORE

See you in the New Year!
 

See you in the New Year!

Our offices will be closed for the holidays from 23rd December until 3rd January.

Season’s greetings to all!

21-12-2022 READ MORE

Be aware of scammers!
 

Be aware of scammers!

Often at this time of year there is an increase in scams and fraudulent activity.

11-11-2022 READ MORE

Success at national awards
 

Success at national awards

Last week we were pleased to attend the National Energy Efficiency Awards in Birmingham where our energy saving projects were highlighted.

Better Homes Yorkshire was proud to be given a special commendation in the National Multi-measure Project of the Year category!

Congratulations to all the winners and nominees!

17-10-2022 READ MORE

Better Homes Yorkshire shortlisted for national energy award
 

Better Homes Yorkshire shortlisted for national energy award

We’re proud to announce that Better Homes Yorkshire has been shortlisted in the National Energy Efficiency Awards 2022!

26-08-2022 READ MORE

Calderdale resident receives FREE attic insulation
 

Calderdale resident receives FREE attic insulation

A Calderdale resident is feeling the difference after receiving FREE attic insulation through a scheme that aims to tackle fuel poverty and carbon emissions through insulation funding.

19-08-2022 READ MORE