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Efficient homes make for healthier residents, study finds

by Futures Centre, Jul 14
1 minute read

A recent study conducted in Sunderland in the north of England has shown that providing energy efficient boilers, double glazed windows, and additional insulation to those suffering from respiratory issues has resulted in a dramatic reduction in GP appointments, Accident & Emergency visits, and hospital admissions.

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Even in this small study of 247 households, there were total savings of £20,000 over a six-month period for the UK’s National Health Service (NHS), and other social and health related impacts including a 37% reduction in the number of households experiencing fuel poverty.  Furthermore, because the installed boilers are energy efficient, savings will continue to benefit those who are at high risk who participated in the study.

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