There are a number of government schemes out there that could help you do just that. In fact, the Department of Energy and Climate Change has just this week revealed that new insulation, windows and boilers have been delivered to more than a million homes in the UK through initiatives such as the Green Deal and the Energy Company Obligation (ECO).

“One million extra homes already have permanently lower energy bills – whether that’s thanks to better insulation or more effective boilers. The challenge now is to continue this drive – and our next instalment of the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund is coming soon,” Ed Davey, secretary of state for energy and climate change, remarked.

Under the ECO, people with damp and chilly homes who are at serious risk of fuel poverty have been given a lot of help, while it has also helped those living in rural parts of the country who have leaky properties, which can see heating costs mount up quite quickly.

The Green Deal Home Improvement Fund, meanwhile, has helped people install items like new boilers and insulation in their houses – and there is still a further £6 million available to homeowners to take advantage of. If they opt to install two home improvement measures, they can apply for up to £1,600 to put towards the costs.