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Category Archives: Energy Saving

Is your smart meter really that smart?

All across the UK homes are being fitted with smart meters that claim to make energy use more visible, but the question has been raised as to whether this will actually reduce energy consumption. With three quarters of the British public in favour of smart meters and the sharing of energy use data, the hopes […]

Over 6 million Brits do not use ANY energy saving devices in their home

12% of adults in the UK admit to not using any energy saving devices in the home, according to new research. The information comes from a survey carried out on behalf of one of the leading independent suppliers, OVO energy. The poll interviewed 2,000 UK residents about their approach to energy in the home.

Cold, cold Christmas for millions of Britain’s vulnerable households

With less than two weeks until Christmas, our thoughts inevitably turn to decorating the tree and curling up by the fire. But for over three million UK households affected by fuel poverty, it could be a cold, cold Christmas ahead.And many millions more financially vulnerable people will struggle to keep the chestnuts roasting this Christmas. […]

15 Energy-Saving Tips for the Home

Although it’s the height of summer now, autumn and winter will soon be here and you’ll be thinking about the extra energy costs. To head these concerns off at the pass, here’s 15 tips – that you can adopt now – to reduce those bills.

Pets Cost Home Owners £78million in Energy Bills 

New research conducted by the Energy Saving Trust suggests that £78million a year extra is being spent on gas and electric by pet owners in the UK as they worry about their furry friends being cold, stressed or lonely whilst they are out. This latest study indicates that two out of five pet owners like […]

The Energy-efficiency of a Property Could Become a Key Factor in Mortgages

In order to encourage improvements that will increase the energy-efficiency of properties in the UK, it has been suggested that financial gains need to be put in place. And, with plans already underway, the accuracy of mortgage lending could play an integral role in meeting these requirements. BRE, Nationwide, the Energy Saving Trust and many […]

Choosing Energy-Efficient Windows

Windows are one of the ways in which heat will be lost from your home, but with improved technology, energy-efficient windows can reduce the amount of heat lost as well as the amount of noise that enters into your home. This can be achieved with secondary glazing, double or triple glazing or more simply, by […]

Fox: Judges ruling on energy-saving defies common sense

Conservative MEPs have criticised a ruling by the European Court of Justice today banning Britain from cutting VAT on energy-saving materials. Ashley Fox, leader of Britain’s Conservative MEPs, said the judgment against the UK Government was “unfortunate and unwelcome”.

How to cut down on water waste in your home

Water is one of the hardest things to keep track of in your home especially if there are many people living in your home. The kids may leave the taps running whilst they clean their teeth, mum may rinse the dishes under running water after washing them and your teenage daughter may take a 40 […]

A Guide to Harvesting Rainwater

Water feels like a luxury we take for granted. It comes through our taps and we don’t really have to understand where it comes from and how it gets to us. We just get to use it whenever we choose and pay for it when the bill comes through. The fact of the matter is, […]

What to do if you think your Energy Performance Certificate is incorrect?

There are several circumstances within which you might think your Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is wrong. You may have moved into a new home and found that you use much more energy than the EPC implied. These circumstances can be frustrating and you may want to seek out ways to complain. It is important that […]

5 Easy Ways To Tackle Soaring Home Energy Costs

It goes without saying that times have been tough in recent years, and it’s had an enormous impact on household finances. One area that seems to have particularly spiralled out of control is energy costs – with a rising dependence on foreign resources, we’ve seen a 131.1% rise in costs over the last 10 years.

4 Energy Saving Changes All Commercial Property Owners Should Make

Energy efficiency in residential properties is a massive problem – Kevin McCloud, the famous Gran Designs host and co-founder of the Future Living retrofit firm, has been quoted as saying “There are some 26 million homes in Britain, most of them about as well insulated as a rabbit hutch, and they need immediate help to […]

Housing Energy Advisor’s Top 3 Eco Homes in the UK

Eco homes are growing in popularity with the upcoming launch of the Renewable Heat Incentive, an initiative to encourage homeowners to install renewable heat sources in their property. With rising house prices and people becoming more apprehensive about their carbon footprint, green construction is more popular than it has ever been before. This blog looks […]

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