Helping landlords save energy

The Energy Saving Trust has issued a new guide to help landlords get their properties up to minimum energy efficiency standards.

Energy bills have increased for around 22 million energy consumers – and more rises are expected later this year.

Those living in private, rented accommodation may be hit especially hard as they are unable to carry out energy efficiency home improvements themselves, which can help to reduce energy costs.

But the Energy Saving Trust suggests landlords can support their tenants by offering energy saving advice and installing energy efficiency home upgrades.

And it says summer is the ideal time to carry out these home improvements, before colder weather hits and energy prices go up again.

The guide looks at how Energy Performance Certificates can help both landlords and tenant understand the energy performance of their home.

They can also help landlords identify areas for improvement.

It offers advice on which home energy grants landlords might be able to apply for and issues a list of suggested upgrades that could make a difference.

These range from replacing light bulbs to carrying our insulation works.

The Energy Saving Trust is an independent organisation that works to address the climate emergency.

It focuses on energy efficiency and clean energy solutions in its drive towards a smart, decarbonised, decentralised energy system.