The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is urging homeowners in the North West to make sure they have energy efficient measures in place to keep bills down this winter.
Although the focus has been on making new homes efficient, a large chunk of the older housing stock remains highly energy inefficient.
RICS said measures, such as adequate loft insulation and draught-proofing can significantly reduce energy bills.
A third of the heat in an un-insulated home is lost through the walls, and a property with cavity walls with little or no insulation can cost an extra £140 annually.
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