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.

Friday, 10 October 2014

Energy Watch - Good Money Week

Starting on the 19th October is Good Money Week, and on this month's Energy Watch page we take a look at the event.  Find out more about what the week-long event involves and what it might mean to you.

Thursday, 2 October 2014

What You Have To Know About Modern Electric Radiators

So you've decided to buy an electric Radiator? Brilliant, you're making your home a healthier place and reducing your electricity bills. Not to mention the fact that you're helping the environment by lessening the carbon footprint of your home.

Now all you have to do is decide which kind of electric radiator you're going to buy.

There are a number of designs available which are both stylish and energy efficient, but perhaps the most popular are combination radiators.

Read on to find out why this design is one of the most popular varieties of electric radiator on the market.

Combination radiators have improved technology
Combination radiators systems are able to harness 'wet' heating system technology of the Economy 7 variety, only without the energy consuming demands of a central heating boiler.

The benefits that a modern electric combination radiator has over an old storage heater are numerous. Unlike Economy 7 night storage heaters, electric combination radiators generate heat instantly at any time of the day or night.

This ability is thanks to the inclusion of Magmatic Heat Retention tablets (MHR). These small tablets inside the system allow the radiator to produce a vast amount of heat within just 30 minutes of being switched on.

MHR tablets are able to continue releasing heat for up to 40 minutes after the system is turned off thanks to their ability to store heat independently.

Combination radiators are ideal for any modern home thanks to their boasting multiple ways of plugging into domestic electricity mains, which includes both standard domestic wall sockets and existing sockets that previously supported an old storage heater.

Combination radiators can also be powered by solar energy systems for the most eco-friendly approach to home energy distribution.

Eco-friendly designs
Combination radiators also utilise the most environmentally friendly technology, and are a much greener alternative for replacing your old boiler system.

These systems can rely on solar energy systems for power and don't release dangerous carbons into the atmosphere around your home, which can potentially be hazardous to human health, especially to people who suffer from breathing conditions such asthma.

Combination radiators are versatile
Modern central heating systems have evolved far beyond the original fixed positions they are known for. In fact, there are now so many new space saving alternatives available that it's actually quite rare for customers to not choose a trendy and practical new design.

Vertical electric radiators are a particularly popular choice of heating system as they work by being fixed to a wall that is easily capable of supporting their light weight, thanks to their minimal widths that can be as thin as 380mm.

This measurement ensures they are barely noticeable and can heat up any home quickly and can be easily removed from their wall brackets for cleaning and decorating purposes.

These vertical radiators also boast the technological benefits provided by Digital Time and Temperature Thermostats (TDI). This is a radically advanced in-built thermostat which is able to produce heat are a pre-set time of the day, with different settings available for use with different radiators throughout the home.

This ability to generate heat at any time day or night is partly due to the inclusion of a Multi Fin Design (MFD). This is an technology within the radiator that is comprised of little fins which work by distributing heat evenly around a room.

The most environmentally friendly modern electric radiators can be found at, where you can trade in your old night storage heater for a modern electric radiator as part of a £1000 cashback scrappage scheme that allows you to choose from a fine range of German electric radiators featuring sleek designs and cutting edge technology.

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