Thursday, 31 May 2012
Monday, 28 May 2012
Read our latest press release to hear what we have to say about insulating your home before the CERT grants end. If you havn't already insulated your home, now is the time to do it. View the press release via one of the links below.
UK Energy Saving
Posted by Hayley Jones at 8:20 pm
Thursday, 17 May 2012
Investing in a new set of windows for the home can not only enhance its appearance, but also help to reduce the amount of heat being lost, it has been observed.
Ian Hall, head of sales at Granada Secondary Glazing, explained that people not willing or able to change the windows completely can opt for second glazing, which involves a separate window being fitted behind the existing one.
"Depending on what glass you put in and depending on how much of a cavity you can create between the two windows, you can reduce the heat loss through windows by anything up to 85 per cent," he explained.
The expert said that the type of secondary glazing is entirely dependant on what the existing window in the property looks like, with millions of properties having sash windows, which makes it a good idea to try something that mirrors this.
However, a new set of windows could price some people out of the market, however taking out a short term loan online is an option in order to see and feel the benefits of secondary glazing.
Posted by Hayley Jones at 8:59 pm
Monday, 14 May 2012
Check out our latest article about wood burning stoves and also have a read of our Diary of a Wood Burning Stove on this blog if you are thinking about installing a stove.
Read the article via one of the links below:
UK Energy Saving
Posted by Hayley Jones at 1:10 pm
Wednesday, 9 May 2012
Energy saving. Here are two words we hear all too often. We all want to save energy (and money) but do we really know how?
Despite common belief, energy saving can be much more than just simple measures such as switching off lights, turning off taps or putting on an extra jumper to conserve heating. What many homeowners really need is an Energy Audit.
An Energy Audit is the first simple step to measure and analyse how much energy is consumed in your home and how you can conserve it. A specially trained auditor can carry out the process in just 2-4 hours.
The audit assesses everything from insulation to leakages as well as checking the efficiency of your heating system. Your home may be leaking heat through the walls or through the roof space or even ill-fitting windows. By overcoming draughts you may also be improving the comfort and air quality within your home as well as saving on carbon emissions. Above all an audit will make sure that no energy is being wasted – a common problem in the UK’s average household.
With the basics taken care of, homeowners can also consider renewable technology to make even further savings. It’s a case of finding the right solution for your home. So, don’t just buy an energy saving light bulb; consider the bigger picture and have an energy audit to help save you energy and money.
Posted by Hayley Jones at 1:52 pm
Friday, 4 May 2012
Thursday, 3 May 2012
Posted by Hayley Jones at 8:30 pm
Tuesday, 1 May 2012
Our new look Energy Watch page is a great way to find out about green companies and events as we profile a different organisation each month. For May we have chosen Rapanui Clothing which offers sustainable clothing. Find out more about them including the traceability of their products on the Energy Watch page.
Posted by Hayley Jones at 8:47 pm
I don't know quite where the last month went, but it's time for a new Green Product of the Month! For May we have chosen the My Green Directory iPhone App which we gave an overall rating of 9 out of 10 stars back in January. This free app is based on the My Green Directory online directory of UK companies offering environmental and/or ethical goods and services. Check out the review to find out more.
Posted by Hayley Jones at 8:36 pm