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Home heating worries

Wednesday, 21st November, 2018 3:56pm

As Ireland faces into the last few weeks of 2018, a survey has put the spotlight on the cost of heating homes in Ireland and how people feel about it.

It found that a staggering nine out of ten people surveyed are worried about the cost of heating their homes this winter.

Almost a third of people surveyed expect to spend more than €500 heating their home this winter. The overwhelming majority feel whatever the final amount, it will be too much.

The Winter Heating Bills survey from NRG Awareness found that nearly one in five people say they’re ‘very worried’ about the cost of heating their homes this winter.

Despite the concerns about the cost of heating their homes, nearly half of those who responded to the survey haven’t switched providers in the past three years. More than a quarter have switched once, and a savvy six per cent have switched more than twice in the past three years.

Managing Director of NRG Awareness, Patrick Hogan said: “As winter draws in, people will start to focus more and more on how they heat their homes and how much it’s costing them. The reality is that most heating systems are inefficient and costing more than they should. The first step is to get experts, like ours at NRG Awareness, to visit your home to carry out an assessment of both its efficiency and its energy needs. Those same experts will then be able to advise on the best solution to save you money. We have been able to delivery savings of up to 70 per cent in some cases.”

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