Tenants could see their energy bills slashed by hundreds of pounds if their landlords purchase domestic products with high energy-efficiency ratings, it has been suggested.

Adrian Arnold from the Energy Saving Trust, which can advise consumers on how to save money through greener products, said the UK could cut billions of pounds from its overall domestic energy bill by purchasing grade A rated equipment.

His comments could interest private landlords who are yet to acquire energy performance certificates on their properties.

About three-quarters of rental property owners are waiting for their tenancy change before taking out an EPC, which provides would-be tenants with an indication of a home's energy efficiency and fuel bills, the Association of Residential Letting Agents said in its 2009 annual review.

Mr Arnold revealed the potential attractions tenants could have to properties offered by landlords with a high EPC rating.

"If you are buying an A Rated fridge for example compared with a G rated fridge which is the worst rating, you could save £186 across a year on your electricity bill,"he said.ADNFCR-2002-ID-19005725-ADNFCR

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