Energy Efficiency

How do I know when I should replace my boiler?

Trying to keep an old boiler going can feel like throwing good money after bad. Not only do they tend to need repairs but they also run less efficiently, wasting money and fuel with every use. Deciding when to replace … Continue reading

What is a Condensing Boiler and How Does it Work?

It can be all too easy to get confused about the different types of boilers and which is right for you. Today, it’s all about the condensing boiler, and building regulations specify that any new boiler installed in the UK … Continue reading

How Much Can You Save With Home Insulation?

With winter approaching, a warmer home and lower heating bills is a very attractive prospect. If your home is like most in the UK, there is still a lot that can be done to lessen heat loss and wasted energy … Continue reading

What is an Energy Performance Certificate?

An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is a document which provides a visual statement of your home’s energy efficiency. The EPC is designed to give a quick reference as to how much the house is likely to cost to run. Continue reading

Green Deal: Control Your Heating

Once you have done all you can to improve the efficiency of your home through insulation and heat loss reduction, you can start to think about the way you are heating your home. A homes heating bill is typically the … Continue reading

Green Deal: Insulation and Draft Proofing

Before you start thinking about renewable energy, it is important to make your home as efficient as possible. This means making it as draught proof and as well insulated as you can. Continue reading

How to Get The Green Deal: Step by Step

A step by step guide on how to get the Green Deal and what is involved. Starting with your Green Deal Assessment, it helps to understand the process you’ll go through to avail of a Green Deal loan or cashback. Continue reading

What Are These Green Levies? And What Are Their Impact On Your Energy Bills?

Energy prices seem never to be out of the news these last few weeks and there is a lot of talk about “green levies”. So, what environmental costs are part of our bills and what are their effects? Continue reading

Introduction to the Green Deal

The UK’s Green Deal programme is the first of its kind in the world. The scheme offers households a way to improve the efficiency of their property, reduce their carbon footprint and future proof their home, all without any capital … Continue reading

Alternate Efficient Technologies to Heat Your Home

Most homes in the UK have some version of central heating. If you are looking to replace all or part of this system in the near future, it is important to consider all the options to ensure you invest in an efficient heating system both for now and for the future. Continue reading

What to Expect From the Domestic RHI? [infographic]

On July 12th, 2013 the government announced details of the proposed domestic RHI. The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is a government scheme to incentivise the move to renewable energy sources for heating. The RHI has been in place since 2011 … Continue reading

10 Quick Ways to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

If the cost of your winter heating bill is making you wince and the thought of your carbon footprint leaves you in dismay, here are 10 quick and easy ways you can make your home more energy efficient, without breaking the bank. Continue reading