Homeowners look to invest in green renovations

New research commissioned by heat pump manufacturer Mitsubishi Electric shows that many UK homeowners are expressing an appetite to invest in sustainable home improvements, spurred on by a desire to reduce both energy costs and carbon footprints. The majority (71%) of over 2000 UK adults surveyed in June said that they plan to make ‘green’ renovations to their homes, with 58% of respondents ranking energy saving as their top priority.

Of respondents planning to make renovations, a promising 71% also plan to take an environmental and sustainable approach. The top six types of home improvements that respondents plan to carry out all significantly indicate a strong obligation towards the environment:

  1. Improvements to reduce my heating bills
  2. Upgrade the windows
  3. Improve heating systems
  4. Upgrade insulation
  5. Environmentally conscious improvements
  6. Improvements to reduce the home carbon footprint

Over half (56%) of respondents are also willing to spend up to £5000 to ensure that home improvement work is done with an environmental and sustainable approach.

Russell Dean, residential product group director at Mitsubishi Electric, comments: “The research shows a clear appetite amongst homeowners to improve their homes and reduce their impact on the environment. With an air source heat pump, residents can expect a high-quality living standard, with the peace of mind that they are contributing on the road to net zero.”

However, despite the keen appetite for making ‘green’ home improvements, the same research has found that only 6% of the UK public believe that the quality of information available to support ‘green’ home improvements is ‘very good’.

“It’s encouraging to see that the majority of people are thinking about sustainability when upgrading their homes. What we need to do now as an industry is give homeowners everything they need to make informed decisions about the best green improvement for their home,” adds Russell Dean.

For more information, please visit: www.MitsubishiElectric.com

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