Parts of Lancashire have scored the worst energy-efficient ratings in the UK.
Research has found that homes in Lancashire are significantly below average when it comes to energy efficiency.
The findings suggest that several areas of the region fall below the ‘good’ EPC (energy efficiency) rating of C or above.
Despite the nationwide push towards sustainability and energy conservation, Lancashire has been struggling to keep pace with the rest of the country.
Pendle, Burnley, and Hyndburn scored the lowest in the county with ratings of 21.8, 25.1 and 25.4 respectively.
Blackpool also falls below the national average rating of 42.4 with a score of 26.5.
Chorley and Preston were stand-out areas in Lancashire scoring above the national average with scores of 46.3 and 44.1.
A spokesperson for PlumbingNav, which conducted the research said:
“It is striking to see the disparity in energy efficiency ratings across the UK, with Lancashire suffering the worst EPC ratings.
“A poor energy efficiency rating is one of the biggest drivers in household energy bills, at a time where few can afford increased costs.
“Despite the energy price cap reduction, the cost of heating still remains cripplingly high for many, and Citizens Advice Bureau has revealed that millions of households will pay more for their energy bills than last year, due to the Cost-of-Living-Crisis leaving them with less money for household bills, and because government subsidies have been removed.
“Homes with poor energy efficiency are likely to suffer from the highest bills this winter, and residents may find it useful to see if they qualify for winter fuel payments or other energy support.”
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