Monday, 23 March 2015

New Green Deal funding round

If you think you might be interested in Green Deal funding for energy saving measures in your home, a new Green Deal Home Improvement Fund round has now opened.  Under this programme, you could be able to claim back money for improvements such as insulation and boiler replacements. 

Find out more on the GOV.UK website.

Monday, 9 February 2015

The Man in Seat 61 - February's Energy Watch Profile

If you are interested in train travel, this month's Energy Watch page might be of particular interest.  We feature The Man in Seat 61, a website containing a wealth of information on international train travel.  Follow the link to find out more.

Monday, 12 January 2015

Wood burning stove advice

Those of you who have been reading this blog for some time may recall the Diary of Wood Burning Stove feature we ran a few years ago.  This was a series of posts written as we got used to using our new wood burner at home, offering helpful tips along the way.  Due to its popularity at the time, we put the posts together in a PDF which is available on our website.  If you'd like a read, perhaps because you've recently installed a wood burning stove or are considering this form of space heating, follow the link to the document.

Any comments or additional tips are very welcome!

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Energy Watch - Forest Stewardship Council

Have you read our Energy Watch page this month?  We have featured the Forest Stewardship Council and the work they do, so have a read to find out more.

Monday, 10 November 2014

Energy Watch - RenewableUK 2014

Our Energy Watch page for November focuses on the RenewableUK 2014 exhibition which takes place this week in Manchester.  Find out more about the event on our site including links to useful information.

Monday, 20 October 2014

UK Energy Saving Promotes Solar PV Panels for the Home

In our latest press release we talk about our partnership with EnergyLink Ltd to promote solar PV.  Below is an extract from the press release which can be read in full here.

In recent years the price of solar PV panels has come down considerably, meaning that they are much more affordable for homeowners despite the lack of grants available towards the cost of their installation.  Feed-in tariffs are also available to provide income against energy generated for 20 years after installation, which, in conjunction with energy savings made, means that the cost of installing a solar PV installation can be recovered in around eight years......

......."For householders considering solar power, we can now facilitate that first step of receiving quotations for the installation of solar PV panels through our partner, EnergyLink Ltd.  We hope this will provide a useful service to our visitors.”

REVIEW - Warmroom Magnetic Radiator Energy Saver




You may have heard of the energy saving tip of putting tin foil behind radiators to reduce heat loss through walls. This can indeed have a positive effect, but is fiddly to do. The Warmroom product is not only a thicker product, but is also very easy to fit. Each pack contains six panels measuring 500mm by 200mm which can easily be cut to fit if necessary. The panels are simply slid down the back of the radiator and held in place thanks to the magnetic properties of one side of the panel. Job done! The panels can’t be seen from the front of the radiator and simply remain in place once fitted.
 
Read the full review here.