You might have heard of the Green Deal in passing, a new government scheme that’s connected to the energy efficiency of your home; but do you know enough about it to see how it could be benefiting you and your home?
I may win this month’s doom and gloom award for saying so, but I am concerned at how things are going to turn out over commercial Green Deal, given that there looks set to be a considerable shortfall in numbers of qualified GDNDEAs.
A leak in your plumbing can be a drain on your water and on your wallet. In fact, it is estimated that 13.7% of your water bill is water that has been wasted.
I know Ed Davey said earlier this month that he had never expected Commercial Green Deal to ‘fly out the door’, but right now it looks as if its launch date is geared to coincide with the next flypast of Gloucestershire Old Spots. Given the various noises coming out of DECC, it is hard to escape the notion that CGD is in danger of becoming a political football.
Understanding what costs go into that dreaded bill that arrives on our doormats can be confusing, and although we might sometimes feel as though the costs are plucked out of thin air, there are numerous factors that are taken into account. Below is a breakdown of what costs are involved in a dual fuel bill so you know exactly where your hard earned pennies are going and why.
If you’re thinking about getting renewable energy in your home, then careful planning and consideration is the key to getting it right. Ensuring you have covered everything from choosing a creditable installer to getting the appropriate funding should help get you up and running with your renewable energy source in next to no time.
I admit it. I want to be Bradley Wiggins. In fact, as long as I can have the sideburns I would be happy to be any of Great Britain’s Olympic cyclists. Unfortunately, at my age it may be a little too late to change my career. However, cycling fever has still inspired me – I’ve started cycling to work again.
In the on-going quest to find ways to cut energy bills, energy saving products can be very appealing. Saving energy just by using a different appliance, no extra effort required.
Something unprecedented is now going on with some accreditation bodies. They might tell me I’m wrong, but I don’t ever recall a time when ABs stood up to defend assessors in the way that some have done over the Landmark fee increases rushed out by DCLG.
According to Cornwall’s power firm, Western Power Distribution (WPD), all of the renewable energy projects within the region are now starting to put a strain on the electricity grid. The company also went on to say that the grid wouldn’t be able to withstand much more power unless extensive amounts were spent on it.
Gas central heating is the most common way to heat our homes. However, approximately 3.6 million homes in the UK are not connected to mains gas.
More and more people are starting to choose energy efficient homes when they search for a new property. If you are selling your home, and you want to make your home more energy efficient, without breaking the bank, the following tips might prove to be helpful.
When making home improvements getting rid of the waste may not be included in the ‘after’ pictures but it shouldn’t be an afterthought. Disposing of waste is an important part of any project legally, financially and morally.
Switching to energy efficient lighting is something that I think most of us ‘consider’ to do but never get round to or find some excuse which is often no longer applicable.