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Category Archives: Energy Saving

The Weirdest Eco Friendly Green Ideas

It started one day when I had a phone call from my wife. She was at a garden centre and enthusiastically told me that there was a water butt there, on sale, for £10. After a few minutes of discussion we decided to acquire this bastion of water storage.

Energy Efficiency in Hard to Treat Homes

So what do a flat, a building without a loft, and a property constructed with solid walls have in common? Well, they are all regarded as ‘Hard to Treat Homes’ or HTTH for energy efficiency measures. This can mean extra costs or labour intensive measures to help permanently reduce the amount of energy a property […]

How to be a Greener Tourist

Christmas and New Year have come and gone and it’s that time of year when we start to think about booking our summer holidays to give us something to look forward to through the months ahead.

10 Energy Efficiency Tips for Winter

The long, dark days of winter are never far away, which means increased costs for your home. With the average household using more energy in winter than in the warmer months, it’s important to find ways for your family to save money and save energy. With increased daylight, the summer is the perfect time to […]

Free ways to Save Energy in the Home

There are lots of ways we can all save energy and therefore money around the home. Some cost thousands of pounds, like solar panels, wind turbines or double glazing, some cost a few hundred such as insulation and some, such as DIY draught proofing measures or energy saving lightbulbs, just a few pounds. These are […]

What is clever about Smart Meters?

If you’re up to date with the latest in Energy Efficiency products then you may have heard of the Smart Meter. You may also have heard of Government plans to have one installed in every UK home by 2020. But what are Smart Meters, how do they work, and can they save you money?

Top Tips to Save Petrol

If you have a car then you can’t fail to have noticed the massive increases in petrol prices over the last couple of years. Part of the increase is in tax, others in production costs, but it is undeniable that whatever happens the actual oil reserves are running out.

Resolutions for a Happy Green New Year

With a New Year in sight it’s the traditional time to reflect on your life and make resolutions for the coming year. So whatever your goals and ambitions for the next year, why not make a few green resolutions too. You never know they might save you some money and energy too.

I’m dreaming of an Environmentally Friendly Christmas….

The weather is cold and freezing outside, snow lays thick on the ground and Christmas is in the air. We’re all busy with the seasonal activities, shopping and hopefully having lots of fun, but there are still things we can do to make sure that our Christmas is a green one and, maybe, save a […]

Cutting the Carbon Cost of Christmas

As Christmas fast approaches there is the inevitable rush to buy everything from presents to food, it’s easy to overlook the carbon cost of the things you buy and the trips you make. Everything we buy, everything we wrap, open and give has a carbon cost to it.

Tis the Season to Save Energy

It’s Christmas Time…..and there’s no need to waste energy. That’s right, in the middle of the Christmas period with all the stress and joys of food, shopping, festive fun and family; it is easy to forget about trying to save energy over the period.

How to Enjoy a Green Christmas

It’s a relatively little known fact that Santa Claus was traditionally depicted as wearing green, and still is in many parts of the world. In fact the red and white suit we see today appeared in the very early part of the 20th century and was cemented in people’s imaginations by a Coca Cola advertising […]

Simple Insulation – Top Tips

We are encouraged to make the most of having insulation and draught proofing in our properties. By helping to maintain heat within the property and therefore cut the amount of fuel that we use to keep our properties heated. We have all heard of the main areas, like loft insulation and wall insulation, that can […]

Top Tips to Make the Most of Your Boiler

If you have a boiler then it is likely to be burning fuel to provide your heating and probably your hot water too. Every single unit of that fuel is paid for on your utility bills, so it is important you are utilising your boiler most efficiently for your own needs.

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