How to save hundreds of pounds on energy bills in a semi-detached house

The exterior of a semi detached home
Improving airtightness in your home is a good first step to increasing its energy efficiency (Image credit: Getty)

If you are living in a semi-detached home, how best can you cut energy bills this winter by improving your home’s ability to hold heat, and even generate your own energy?

We asked a panel of experts how they would reduce heating bills for a typical early 20th century semi-detached house with a gas boiler: Paul Ciniglio, refurbishment lead with the National Energy Foundation; David Hilton, an expert in sustainable buildings and energy efficiency; and architect Paul Testa, who has carried out extensive energy efficiency improvements in his own home.

Alison Wall

Alison Wall is an experienced homes journalist, and former chief sub editor of Homebuilding & Renovating. She has interviewed countless self-builders and renovators regarding their projects, and has a special interest in eco builds. She is also renovating her 1970s home and garden, and has a particular interest in making her own home greener, having recently added solar panels, an EV chargepoint and a solar battery system.