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What are the best energy saving devices?

Are you planning on installing energy-saving products in your home? Which one is best? Which would save you the most money?

It can be tricky to know, so we thought we'd set out to find out the answers for you. The answers may surprise you…

Ground source heat pumps

Information is taken from the Energy Saving Trust website.

  • Typical cost: £13,000–£20,000 ​
  • Pays for itself in: 36–130 years

Solar panels

Information is taken from the Energy Saving Trust website.

  • Typical cost: £5,000–£10,000
  • Pays for itself in: 10–15 years

Wind turbines

Information is taken from the Energy Saving Trust website.

  • Typical cost: £9,500–£19,000 ​
  • Pays for itself in: 8–10 years

Water softeners

Information is taken from the UKWTA.

  • Typical cost: £1,500–£2,500
  • Pays for itself in: 3–5 years
Forget solar panels, make huge savings by blitzing limescale (The Mail on Sunday, March 3, 2013)