Keepmoat: Our new homes are so energy efficient we’ll pay your energy bills for a year!
Published by Hazel Rycroft for Keepmoat in Housing and also in Bill Payments, Environment
Energy efficient Keepmoat house at The Parks in Liverpool
Keepmoat: Our new homes are so energy efficient
we’ll pay your energy bills for a year!
Housebuilder Keepmoat is so confident about the energy efficiency of its new homes it is now offering to pay the energy bills of new home buyers in the North West and Yorkshire for an entire year.
While the cost of energy bills has sky-rocketed by 36 per cent in the last three years1, owners of new Keepmoat homes can expect to be quids in when it comes to gas and electricity.
All new Keepmoat homes are built to be highly insulated and come with energy-efficient boilers and high-performance double glazing to help buyers slash household bills.
As a result, the energy bill of a household living in a three bed Victorian-era end terrace is 73 per cent higher than someone living in an equivalent Keepmoat home.
The average energy bill of a household living in a new gas heated three bedroom Keepmoat end terrace has been calculated at just £915 a year.
In comparison, those living in a gas heated three bedroom Victorian end terrace would expect to pay £1,582 for an average annual energy bill.
As well as saving on your energy bill a new Keepmoat home would also save you more than 2.5 tonnes of CO2 per year compared to a Victorian property.
The move comes after research by the Citizens Advice Bureau revealed that energy bills have risen at a rate eight times higher than average earnings over the past three years.1
The charity has found that the 'Big Six' suppliers have increased their gas and electricity prices by an average of 36 per cent since October 2010, during which time earnings have risen by just 4.4 per cent.1
Earlier this month the National Audit Office warned that households face a further 17 years of energy bill hikes2.
First-time buyer Dawn Walne, has slashed the cost of her energy bills after moving to Keepmoat’s Towneley Gardens development in Burnley.
The 44-year-old who bought her new three bedroom home through Help to Buy said: “My energy bills have more than halved because my new house is so warm. I used to pay £140 a month for gas and electricity but now I’m paying just £60 a month.”
David Wroe, Keepmoat’s New Build Managing Director in the North West, said: “As energy bills continue to rise we are getting more and more interest from housebuyers who are looking to move in to a modern energy-efficient house to save money.
“At Keepmoat we are experts in energy-efficient construction and we want to remove the worry that new house buyers have over energy bills. We are so confident about the energy efficiency of Keepmoat homes that we are happy to pay the energy bills of any new buyer for an entire year.”
Keepmoat’s offer to pay energy bills for a year is available on all properties reserved in the North West and Yorkshire before Christmas. The offer to pay energy bills is capped at a maximum value of £1,500 for the first 12 months.
If house buyers do not want to take up the free energy offer Keepmoat has two different deals on offer:
- Santa’s electrical package offers new housebuyers a Sony 42 inch TV, a Sony Blu-Ray Surround Cinema System, an Apple iPad Air and a Sony PlayStation 4.
- Keepmoat’s all-inclusive offers integrated appliances as well as carpets, blinds and light fittings on all homes that are built complete.
*Please note these deals are not to be used in conjunction with any other offer
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