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Liverpool residents top the charts as energy saving pioneers Steve Rotheram, Member of Parliament for Liverpool Walton and Metro Mayor Candidate said

(January 09, 2017)

Liverpool residents revealed as ‘smartest consumers’ by introducing the most energy saving measures and products at home – joint with Sheffield

Newcastle and Glasgow are in second place

Liverpool has been hailed as the joint energy savviest city in the country, after new research revealed residents have done the most to try to keep their bills down.

The survey found that more than 90 per cent of Liverpool residents put energy saving measures into their homes, in an effort to lower their bills. Liverpool shared top billing with Sheffield, beating  London, Manchester and Birmingham to be crowned Britain’s most ‘energy smart’ cities

Newcastle and Glasgow came close to take joint second place.

Of those surveyed, more than four in ten (42 per cent) have a more efficient new boiler, while a third of homes (31 per cent) introduced other energy efficient appliances to help save on their bills.

More than a third (37 per cent) of people said they want smart meters to help manage their household outgoings according to the new research from British Gas, which has already installed 3 million smart meters across the country.

Smart meters replace traditional meters and come with a free smart energy monitor that shows how much energy is being used in near real-time, in pounds and pence, helping customers compare energy use over time and see the impact of energy efficiency measures in their homes.

The research also found that homeowners are more likely to invest in smart or connected home technology to save energy. Nationally, half of homeowners said they have smart meters or Hive technology in their home to help them keep bills down, compared to just 19 per cent of renters who said the same. 

Energy saving pioneers – the nation’s top adopters  

 

#

City

% of people who have already adopted energy saving products***

1>

Liverpool

91%

1>

Sheffield

91%

2>

Newcastle

90%

2>

Glasgow

90%

3

Edinburgh

89%

4>

Cardiff

88%

4>

Dundee

88%

4>

Leeds

88%

4>

Nottingham

88%

5>

Leicester

87%

5>

Manchester

87%

5>

Birmingham

87%

6

Aberdeen

86%

7

London

83%

 

British Gas Smart Energy Expert, Martin Moran, who installs smart meters in homes across Liverpool, commented: “People are thinking more about energy efficiency to help reduce their energy consumption and lower their bills.

“There’s definitely a growing interest in connected home devices like Hive Active Heating™, which allow people to control the heating in their homes. Smart meters help customers to see how much it costs to boil the kettle for example - and they put an end to estimated bills or submitting meter readings.”

Steve Rotheram, Member of Parliament for Liverpool Walton and Metro Mayor Candidate said:

“For many residents in Liverpool Walton the cost of energy is yet another hurdle for those already squeezed by the cost of living crisis.

“As a result people are exploring new ways to their keep bills down by introducing energy saving measures such as smart or connected technology”.

To find out more about smart meters or see if you can have them in your home, visit: www.britishgas.co.uk/smart

To find out more about Hive Active Heating™, visit:

https://www.britishgas.co.uk/products-and-services/hive-active-heating

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