£9,000 outlay for carbon neutral home
The average outlay for making a three-bedroom, semi-detached home
carbon neutral is £9,270, according to data from Alliance
However, by fitting energy-efficient boilers, solar panels and
improving insulation, homeowners can reap significant cost savings
in the long-term, the firm said.
By opting for a new boiler, savings of up to £240 per year can
Meanwhile, cavity wall insulation and loft insulation can cut
heating bills by as much as £230 per year.
Richard Al-Dabbagh, senior personal loans manager at Alliance &
Leicester, said: "Becoming carbon neutral will not happen
overnight. Nowadays more and more people are giving environmental
considerations and their carbon footprints a higher priority.
"This includes trying to make their homes as energy efficiency as
possible. There are lots of diverse ways homeowners can try and
make their homes greener but it all depends on how much people want
Even relatively minor improvements to your home such as
energy-efficient lightbulbs can save £65 over the course of
its use, the building society said.