Householders with energy-efficient homes more likely to be complacent

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London, March 24 (ANI): People who have made their houses more energy efficient are more likely to give in to small excesses, a new British research has pointed out.

David Lomas, Loughborough University, UK, hinted such excesses could work up a big tab and cost as much as half of the anticipated savings from making homes more energy efficient.

"Some householders who install double-glazing, insulation and energy-efficient boilers end up using fuel at close to the old levels, often because they are more concerned about comfort than saving energy," New Scientist quoted Lomas as saying.

Paul Stern of the US National Research Council nodded in agreement but added that efficiency measures did their bit in conserving energy overall.

The results were published in Building Research and Information. (ANI)

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