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Energy efficiency cuts bills by 20%

Energy efficiency cuts bills by 20%

Energy efficiency at a new housing development will see residents save up to 20 per cent on their energy bills, claims the developer.

Renewable heat, water conservation and high-performance insulation are all features of homes in the Ascot Priory development in Leicester.

Houses in the 24-home development are heated by an air source heat pump which transfers warmth in the air into the building.

They also come with appliances which have received an A-rating for energy efficiency and low-flush toilets.

In total, developer George Wimpey claims residents will make 15 to 20 per cent savings on their energy bills.

Lynne Hartshorn, regional sales and marketing director for George Wimpey, says: "The air source heat pump systems cut down on carbon dioxide emissions and have the added benefit of reducing homeowners' fuel bills.

"Sustainability is fundamental to developing modern communities and by incorporating eco features which go much further than those required of today?s building regulations, our customers at Ascot Priory can continue to enjoy energy savings each year after they move in."

A survey for the Energy Saving Trust last year revealed that house buyers are willing to pay more for a home that rates well on its energy performance certificate.

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