(PRWEB UK) 14 July 2014
The sun may have started to shine but we still seem to be paying through the roof for heating bills this summer, according to research released today by Harrow based heating experts http://www.rightgas.com. Despite energy watchdogs putting pressure on the big six in the wake of the news of falling wholesale prices, homeowners are still feeling the pinch this summer when it comes to their gas bills. Two thirds (65%) of Londoners claim to be spending more on their heating bills this summer than going out, with the same number citing their heating bills as one of their biggest concerns.
The research from http://www.rightgas.com shows that nearly two million homeowners in Greater London are paying the same throughout the year for their heating, partly because of direct debit schemes and partly because people are not turning their heating off. One in eight homeowners admits to leaving their heating on throughout the summer, with more than a quarter of all Londoners saying that they feel the cold all year round (16% of men vs. 31% of women).
Dave Wright, MD at Rightgas said: “It is clear from the research that heating bills continue to be a big concern for local residents this summer. It has never been more important than now to think about how we can make savings around the home, especially in relation to our gas bills.”
“If homeowners would like to use their heating in the summer, then it’s worth ensuring that their boiler is running efficiently so they are not wasting money. A new efficient boiler from http://www.rightgas.com can save homeowners up to £300*** a year on their gas bills, so it is sometimes worth thinking about spending some money up front to save more money down the line.”
Homeowners in the region said that gas bills were their most frustrating outgoing, above their mortgage or electricity bills. The research also showed that 81% of homeowners in Greater London believe that gas bills will continue to rise next year, with more than half admitting to shopping around to try and find a better deal.
Visit http://www.rightgas.com to find out more.
The research was conducted in June 2014 for HomeServe Alliance by Populus among a representative sample of 1,232 UK adults.
*According to the research, one in five homeowners in Greater London spends the same on their gas bills in the summer and the winter. There are 8.2 million homeowners in Greater London. 22% of this is 1.80m.
** According to the research, one in five homeowners say that increased gas bills mean that they will not be able to afford a summer holiday this year. There are 8.2 million homeowners in Greater London. 21% of this is 1.72m.
***According to the Energy Saving Trust, homeowners can save up to £305 a year by installing a new efficient boiler.
For more information, please contact: Emma Harvey, emma(dot)harvey(at)homeservealliance(dot)com.
rightgas, part of PlumbWright, has been looking after homes in Harrow and surrounding areas since 1997. rightgas is one of the largest independent maintenance providers in Greater London area, with its entire staff directly employed, ensuring the highest levels of customer service.
For more information on rightgas call 020 3411 1608 or visit http://www.rightgas.com.