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6 Tips for choosing insulation for your home

Choosing insulation material for your home can be a difficult task. There are so many options and it can be difficult to select the right thing for you. You need insulation otherwise you will lose a quarter of your heat through your roof. Also, if you choose the correct insulation, it can be effective for 40 years.

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Your Renewable Heat Incentive questions answered

The domestic element of the Renewable Heat Incentive is to be introduced in Spring 2014 and along with this comes a lot of questions from homeowners. The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is a government initiative that is designed to encourage the uptake of renewable heat technologies in UK homes, communities and businesses. The government has a 2020 goal to have 12% of heat sourced from renewable energy and this incentive is the first of its kind in the world.

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Can energy efficiency add £25K to the value of my home?

This blog explores the report released recently that claims there is a strong connection between an energy efficient home and increased property prices. You will learn about the main details of the report as well as how you can make simple changes to your home to increase the price tag on your property.

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A Guide to Double Glazing

Double-glazing is known for helping to insulate your home and for helping you save money on your bills. It is predicted that by having double-glazing throughout your home, you could save up to £170 a year on your heating bills and significantly reduce your carbon footprint. Getting double glazing in your home can be an expensive and daunting prospect and this guide aims to explain the benefits of double glazing along with ideas on the best double glazing for you. Read on for a warmer and more comfortable home.

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The Pros and Cons of Heated Floors

Winter is here and, at this time of the year, heated flooring is a really tempting addition to make to your home. Thoughts of running into the kitchen in the morning to make a cup of tea only to be met with toasty warm tiles sounds very appealing. Similarly, when you step out of the shower onto the tiles there will be no more unpleasant, whimperingly cold surprises. Is it as good as it sounds though or is there a downside to having heated flooring? This blog looks into the pros and cons of heated flooring and decides whether it actually is as good as it sounds.

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10 cheap ways to warm up your home this winter

We are deep into another brisk winter and back to that familiar ‘brace’ feeling when the energy bills arrive at the end of every month. Many solutions to hefty bills and bad insulation cost a lot of money and can deter families from taking action to try and warm up their homes. There are some simple adjustments you can make to your home to help warm it up and, in return, save money on your bills.

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Top 10 cities leading in urban sustainability

10 cities around the world are leading in change to help climate change and this article looks at each city and the schemes they are running towards urban sustainability. What would your dream city look like? Maybe this blog will give you some ideas.

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Why Should I Choose an Air Source Heat Pump?

As an increasingly popular source of renewable energy, an Air Source Heat Pump could provide you with the solution you have been looking for. Reducing your carbon footprint and providing effective heating / cooling within your home, this type of energy is an affordable solution to your energy needs.

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What you need to know about the Renewable Heat Incentive

This blog gives details on the new government scheme, The Renewable Heat Incentive, due to launch in 2014. It covers the specific details of the scheme from eligibility to funding. This blog aims to give readers an easy-to-read perspective on the scheme and how it could benefit your property.

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Top 7 Energy Saving Apps for your Phone

Nowadays it seems we turn to our phones for pretty much everything. We socialise, we read the news, we play games, we take pictures and now we can begin to educate ourselves further about energy saving. Below we have highlighted the top 7 energy saving apps that you can download to help you monitor your energy use, use to get tips on how to be more efficient and to track other people’s usage in a Watchdog type way… Sound fun, read on.

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How to save energy at Christmas

Christmas is around the corner and along with the price of all your lovely gifts comes the price of heating your home through the winter months. This year Brits are expected to spend a whopping £13 billion on presents at an average of £28 per gift so the last thing you need is a huge bill at the end of the month from using too much energy. This blog explores ways in which you can save on your power bills this Christmas and save money as well as the environment.

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Good idea to invest in the solar PV package from IKEA?

Solar panels are expensive and the industry has been subject to quite a lull recently due to the cost and cut in feed-in-tariff. It is a serious investment to get a solar panelling system in your home, and, with the concerns over how much added value they add to your property, homeowners have been sceptical. IKEA recently launched their fully-installed, all-inclusive solar package at a price that doesn’t completely break the bank for years and years. But with IKEA being such a large retail chain, what is the likelihood that this system is a good investment?

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Eco-friendly products for the home

These days, we’re all responsible for doing our bit for the environment. Whether that’s taking the bus instead of the car to work, recycling our household waste or just turning off appliances that aren’t in use, we call all make a difference to the carbon footprint.

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How to Become a Paperless Household

There are several movements and initiatives for workplaces to be paperless. The idea is that it is a step above recycling paper, as you don’t even consume any paper to begin with. This idea transfers naturally to home life, and many households keen to do their part for the planet are going the extra mile to ensure their house is as green and paperless as possible.

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