RISING household energy bills are becoming a bigger source of worry than personal health, says a survey.
Three-quarters of 2,000 people surveyed feared they would not be able to afford to pay for gas and electricity.
Nearly two-thirds said they would be more likely to cut energy consumption if the Government linked savings to council tax rebates.
The Energy Saving Trust, which commissioned the survey, said greater energy efficiency could save the UK £7.5bn on bills each year.
The cost of household fuel was a source of worry for 65% of respondents compared to personal health and wellbeing (49%) and paying off debts (45%).
Nearly nine out of 10 householders would consider installing solar panels and wind turbines in their homes to generate their own electricity.
The trust was set up by the Government to address the damaging effects of climate change.