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Using Tech Products For Home Energy Efficiency

Efforts to keep our world clear and sustainable are moving more and more into our homes, as more individuals and companies alike become concerned with the global endeavor. What this means is that rather than waiting around for solar panels to become more mainstream, or debating for years on end whether or not to purchase a hybrid vehicle, we can now affect positive change in the environment (and keep our bills a bit lower!) by implementing a few simple changes at home. Here are a few words on 4 popular products in 2013, and how they can help you to conserve energy in your home.

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Choosing a Green Deal Provider, what should I know?

Green Deal Providers are the professionals who help to coordinate The Green Deal Plan, a scheme that aims to improve the efficiency and eco-friendly nature of British homes. There are certain things you need to know about the service you should expect from your Green Deal Provider and this blog aims to guide you through each phases of finding the provider for you.
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What free energy saving home improvements are you eligible for?

Winter is creeping up fast and soon the heating will be cranked up and your bills will crank up with it. You may be unaware of the free energy-saving home improvements available to certain homes throughout the UK. The government has put into place new initiatives to ensure that everyone can heat their home during the winter. Read on to find out if you are eligible for some of the improvements available.

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An In-depth Guide to Solar Energy

You may think that the British weather isn’t the best for having solar panels installed; but we do get enough sunlight for you to start saving a lot of money from these renewable energy sources. An average of £645 could be saved per year with feed-in tariff payments and savings from your energy bills, if a 3.5kWp solar PV system was installed on a south facing roof.

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Top Tips for Greener Living

News of green energy and information about how to become more environmentally friendly is constantly whirring around cyberspace and it’s understandable to wonder, ‘maybe I can be green too?’ but knowing where to start would be a massive help. It’s all well and good to think going green is the way forward but in order for you to maintain this more new way of life, some advice may be in order.
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Energy savings in the kitchen

The kitchen is the hub of the household. What with preparing and cooking meals, and often eating them too, as well as washing up and popping the kettle on for a cup of tea, it’s where most of the action is, and where a large proportion of household energy goes. Here are a few ways to cut down on energy use in the kitchen without compromising on a cosy, good-looking room, or tasty meals.

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NIA and EST advise householders to insulate ready for Winter

The National Insulation Association (NIA) and Energy Saving Trust (EST) are urging older people and those in fuel poverty to act now and insulate their properties.

The NIA and EST advise that keeping a home warm is vital to certain groups in society especially the old. Research by Age UK states that this winter as many as 25,000 older people in the UK could die needlessly because of the cold. That’s around 200 preventable deaths a day*. Home Insulation is an essential measure in creating a warm and more comfortable home in the winter.

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Pre-paid Electricity and Gas Meters – more expensive or economical?

It is commonly known that a pre-paid electricity meter is the most expensive way to buy electricity. Yet, depending on which site you believe, between three and six million people receive their electricity through a pre-paid meter.

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Is Your Plumbing Cost Effective?

We all know how important it is to keep on top of our finances, especially in a day and age where every penny counts. Tightening the pursestrings is something we all do during our daily life, making sure that we aren’t whittling away money that can be better spent elsewhere. While frivolous purchases will always be enjoyed (whether we feel good about it or not), wasting money is never a good thing and it’s amazing where money can be lost if we’re not careful.
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Have You Thought About Building a Passive House?

Thinking about building your own home? Wanting it to be energy-efficient? Then why not look into the option of building a home that has maximum energy efficiency – achieving a Passivhaus status? The name Passivhaus is derived from a German standard for buildings that are built to be incredibly energy efficient. The house has an inside climate that is comfortable for all inhabitants, but one that isn’t obtained using cooling or heating systems.

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Beat the Recession – Grow Your Own Fruit & Veg

In a recession there is no end to the ways people will find to save money. One of the most popular in recent times is one of the oldest – growing your own fruit and vegetables.

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The Green Deal – Explained

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?

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Green Deal – They wouldn’t would they ?

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.

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Is Your Plumbing Draining Your Money?

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.

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