Saving energy can be a great way to help the environment and your pocketbook simultaneously, but often times the most effective ways for saving energy can have a large initial fee. Take insulation and double glazing as examples; each of these methods for retaining heat within a home can cost a lot of money to set up, and this precludes them as options for a lot of people, despite them knowing full well that that investment could pay for itself over the next decade or so.
Numerous studies show that most methods for reducing heat loss in a home are net positives, although investments like these can take anywhere from a couple of years to a couple of decades to pay for themselves. People often need to wait for deals that make these investments more achievable, and often times the government can step in to help too. Loft insulation, double glazing, cavity wall insulation; each of these have accompanying government schemes that can make the investment more affordable. Companies can often add on top of this too, with a lot of double glazing companies coming out with deals that can see a reduction in price if you hand in existing windows.