An expert on environmentally friendly homes has encouraged more people to use solar panels.
Tim Pullen said at the Homebuilding and Renovating Show earlier this month that solar panels are something which homeowners should consider.
"Solar panels work. They sit there doing their bit without needing too much work for about 25 years. There are no good arguments, as far as I can see, for not having solar panels," Mr Pullen asserted.
He added that wall insulation was another good way of saving energy in the home.
According to the expert, approximately a third of heat is lost through the walls of a house, making them a good place to start when making a building more energy efficient.
Research published earlier this month by Pilkington energiKare revealed that 76 per cent of homebuyers would not consider energy efficiency to be a major deciding factor when purchasing a property.
Loft insulation was the first aspect of a home which buyers focused on, but energy efficient boilers, heating and windows were also high on the list of things to consider.
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