Show home demonstrates energy saving

Energy experts reckon our gas and electricity bills could rocket to £5000 a year by 2020.

Now a special show-home has been set up in Chester to demonstrate to residents how they can save power and therefore save cash.

It's designed to show local people how they can cut their household bills but also help to lower their carbon emissions.

The "Sustainable Blacon Living" is at 78 Dyserth Road in Blacon and will be open every week on Wednesdays from 2pm until 4pm and on Fridays from 10.30am until 12.30pm.

Steven Perry from Sustainable Blacon said:

"Switching off televisions when we are not using them and only boiling the amount of water we need in the kettle will help.

"The tips are really just draught proofing, curtains and filling gaps in the walls where draughts can blow through."

Karen Collins is one of the volunteers their and said:

"Every year the average lighting costs are around £230.  By using energy saving light bulbs this drops to £200 so we are already saving £30."