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Poorly insulated homes will spend almost £1,000 more on gas, study says

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Poorly insulated homes will have to pay almost £1,000 more than others on their energy bills this winter, according to research by the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU).The analysis found that homes rated band F on the energy performance certificate (EPC) system are likely to have a gas bill £968 higher than a home rated EPC band C.Those that are rated band D will have to pay £420 more for their gas compared with the higher rating.The dual-fuel price cap has been forecast to reach £3,958 this winter, which will plunge many households into fuel poverty.The government has been criticised for not taking action to get homes insulated.

Not only would this help the country reach net zero carbon emissions, it would also have saved households from higher energy costs.Jess Ralston, senior analyst at ECIU, said: “These stark differences between highly insulated and poorly insulated homes show the real-world impacts insulation could have in time to dent exorbitant bills this winter.

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