People looking to make home improvements ahead of the winter months could make huge savings by doing the work themselves.
Glen Peskett, owner of Saxton Blades, told Express.co.uk: “On average, DIY will save you £112 on each home repair.
“Our research shows that even relatively straightforward tasks like fixing a leaking radiator can save you up to £92.25, and fixing your blinds can save you up to £82.”
He also offered some tips for how to upgrade a home to improve its energy efficiency, including insulating the walls, roof and floors.
Getting a property insulated can cost several hundred of pounds but a person can hugely reduce this cost by doing the work themself, as rolls of loft insulation can be purchased for £25 each.
Mr Peskett also recommended sealing any leaks, explaining: “Even small leaks around windows, doors, and pipes can let a lot of heat out. Sealing up these leaks can be a quick fix in keeping your energy bills low.”
One home upgrade that could hugely reduce a household’s energy bills is to install a heat pump. Nicolas Gillanders, CEO of South Coast Insulation Services, told Express.co.uk: “Transitioning from traditional heating methods to the innovation of an air source heat pump leads to significant energy savings.
“With an average coefficient of performance (COP) of 350 percent, these systems produce 3.5 kilowatts of heating for each kilowatt of electrical energy used.
“In comparison, traditional gas boilers operate at a COP of 70 to 80 percent. The verdict is clear – air source heat pumps excel in both environmental consciousness and energy efficiency.”
Mr Gillanders said there is a common myth that heat pumps are costly to install but that these costs can actually be “surprisingly reasonable”.
He added: “Beyond the initial investment, the ongoing energy savings