It has launched a free guide which will help its members save money by making their homes more energy efficient. Packed full of handy hints and information the new guide sets out where to start with energy efficiency and other environmental improvements to the home. It provides illustrations of a range of home improvements depending upon budget and house type.
If every member who owns their own home undertook one single low cost energy efficiency improvement, collectively they would save over £34m. As well as saving members money through energy efficiency measures, the guide also contains top tips on saving water and how to buy greener DIY products.
Stuart Bernau, Nationwide's commercial and treasury director, says: “As we approach the autumn and the nights draw in, now is the time to think about ways of saving energy. Quite often saving energy is easier than you think, for example you could save around £7 a year in lower electricity bills just by changing one light bulb to an energy efficient one. With energy prices expected to rise steeply over the next few months, we hope the guide will help our 11 million members make their home more energy efficient and save money too.”