Household energy bills rose by £490 over past decade, new report suggests

Household gas and energy bills rose by an average of 75% over the past decade – from £650 in 2004 to £1,140 last year, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) found.

The UK Government’s measures to support low carbon policies add around £100 a year on domestic energy bills, but, on the flipside, an increase in the use of energy efficiency measures has led to an actual drop in energy usage – which has led to savings of £165.

Unfortunately, bills are set to rise, the report said, with £55 more expected to be added by 2020 to support low carbon electricity and an extra £75 by 2030.

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) commented on this report, saying that it recognises that investing in energy efficiency measures is the best way to cut bills in the long term.

Being proactive and taking active measures to start reducing energy consumption is likely the best approach to energy and money saving.

The first step towards energy efficiency is represented by the implementation of an advanced system that’s fully capable of monitoring energy usage across multiple facilities and controlling energy expenditure.

Building Energy Management Systems are capable of delivering extensive monitoring and control options, compared to basic controls. They typically employ data from a variety of sources (boiler flow and return sensors, internal and external temperature sensors, occupancy sensors, humidity sensors, etc.), and enable the perfect optimization of a building’s boiler-based central heating system.

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