Brits are making a concentrated effort to save money by using less energy.
Research by GoCompare.com has found that in the last five years, 61 per cent of householders have started using energy efficient lightbulbs, while 33 per cent have installed loft insulation.
Some 25 per cent have fitted a new boiler and 18 per cent have draught-proofed windows or doors.
The study was carried out to coincide with Big Energy Saving Week – which is running from October 22nd to the 27th – and the event encourages people to look at their energy usage.
With four of the Big Six suppliers – British Gas, Scottish Power, npower and SSE – announcing price hikes of between six and nine per cent, it is essential that consumers seek to control their expenditure in this area.
Mark Greening, head of home services at Gocompare.com, said: "It's not surprising that householders are looking for effective ways to manage their bills by reducing their energy consumption."
He added that people do not have to spend a fortune to improve the energy-efficiency of their homes.