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Cold, Mouldy, Damp: What the UK Public Think About Their Homes

New research tapping into the public’s energy saving attitudes and behaviours has been revealed. The findings from the Ipsos MORI survey of over 2,000 UK respondents show nearly half of householders (44 per cent) claim to live in homes with draught problems, 37 per cent in homes with condensation problems and 28 per cent in homes with mould. All three issues were even higher among renters.

However, home owners with these problems are the most likely to be taking action with nearly a quarter of homeowners (24 per cent) living in draughty homes planning to install energy efficiency upgrades in the next year, compared with 12 per cent of homeowners overall.