ONS: 3 in 10 adults now prioritising energy efficiency in the home

Apr 24, 2023
These are the latest indicators from the Opinions and Lifestyle Survey (OPN) of people’s experiences of changes in their cost of living and household finances in Great Britain.
Around half of adults reported that they were worried about the cost of energy (49%) and the cost of food (49%), with over one in three (35%) worried about their general health.
Around 3 in 10 (30%) of adults were considering making changes in the homes to improve energy efficiency, up from 25% when we last asked the question between 8 to 19 June 2022.
The most common actions considered included improving insulation in their home (51%), switching energy suppliers (21%) and installing solar panels (20%).
These are the most common actions reported by all adults because of the rising cost of living in the latest period:
•  Spending less on non-essentials (67%)
•  Using less fuel such as gas or electricity in their home (55%)
•  Shopping around more (48%)
•  Spending less on food shopping and essentials (42%)
Source -  Office for National Statistics (ONS) - Public opinions and social trends, Great Britain: 22 March to 2 April 2023
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