High and rising energy bills are a great concern for most householders these days. With Ofgem now estimating that the average home costs £1,315 a year to run, we need to find quick and easy ways to make our homes as energy efficient as we possible can.

Conserving energy in your home does not normally require a large financial outlay or weeks of builders causing disruption and mess. Some of the simplest and most cost effective things can be done by a person who enjoys DIY and materials can usually be bought on your local high street.

Basic things like turning down your central heating thermostat by just one degree can save you around £75 per year and by fitting 270mm of loft insulation to your loft , you could save your self another £150. That's a fantastic £225 a year saving on your fuel bills, for just for a few hours work.