UK homes lose heat faster than European ones

UK homes are losing heat up to three times faster than their European neighbours, according to a study of 80,000 homes carried out by tado°.

Conducted between December 2019 and January 2020, the study found a UK home with an indoor temperature of 20°C and an outside temperature of 0°C would lose, on average, 3°C after five hours. In comparison to homes in Western Europe – such as in Germany – UK homes were found to lose heat three times faster. Furthermore, it found the UK has the oldest housing stock compared to EU Member States with 38% dating from before 1946, compared to 24% for the likes of Germany and Sweden.

Co-founder of tado° and CPO, Christian Deilmann, said: “The UK is a leader in smart technology adoption but is lagging behind Europe when it comes to energy-efficient homes. The good news is that there are lots of great solutions available and a huge opportunity for energy savings to be made.”