NEW eco homes could save around £2,600 a year on energy bills.

Housebuilder Redrow is hosting a series of educational events to help people looking to move to an energy efficient new home this year.

Prospective buyers will be able to understand the fuel savings that could be made with better energy performance certificate ratings.

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It is also a chance to find out about the impact of the Government’s sustainability and environmental targets.

James Holmear, director at Redrow, said:“Our research shows people are more eco conscious than ever before and are looking at ways to be even more energy efficient, especially in relation to their homes.

“Our homes are designed to help people save money on household bills, with the average Redrow home being B-rated, saving homeowners an average of £2,600 a year on energy bills.

“Our sustainable options, such as eco waste bins, EV charging points, water butts and solar panels have increased in popularity by 72 per cent.”

Prospective homebuyers will also be able to use Redrow’s energy performance certificate calculator tool, which is designed to help people compare the energy savings to their current properties.

“As a business, we are taking responsibility to help educate and inform homeowners and future buyers and would like to people to visit us, so we can provide a helping hand on the journey,” said Mr Holmear.

Events are taking place from January 14-22 at Redrow developments across Cheshire, including Tabley Park in Knutsford.