'Check thermal insulation' to make property energy efficient
Thermal insulation is one way that homeowners can ensure that their properties are not losing the heat they are paying for.
According to the National Landlords Association (NLA), people can be more environmentally friendly and also save money by checking the thickness of their heating insulation to make sure it is up to scratch.
The group recommends a depth of 270 millimetres in the loft, while cavity wall and floor insulation is also key for reducing the amount of heat that escapes from the home.
David Salusbury, chairman of the NLA, said: "As part of Energy Saving Week, the NLA encourages all landlords to consider ways they can make their properties greener to both help the environment and help reduce their tenant's energy bills."
The Energy Saving Trust advises that up to a quarter of all house heating is lost through the roof if the loft remains uninsulated and the process is very easy to implement.