Category Archives: Energy Solutions

Energy saving for tenants

How to save energy in a rented property

If you live in a rented property that’s anything like mine, it’s energy efficiency leaves a lot to be desired. Happily, the Energy Act 2011 means that from 2016 onwards if you ask your landlord for an efficiency improvement and … Continue reading

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Is biomass really a renewable fuel?

In simple terms, biomass is defined as a renewable fuel source because the term ‘renewable’ means that it can be relatively easily replaced, and biomass fuel can. The biomass burnt as a heating fuel is usually a wood product of … Continue reading

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Loft Insulation

How to get your loft insulated

Hot air rises, and if you don’t insulate your loft, all this heat will escape out into the night sky! Loft insulation is one of the best ways to ensure that your home stays warm and your heating bills stay … Continue reading

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New MCS Solar PV Installer Guide and standards announced

Last week the Microgeneration Certification Scheme launched its long waited third edition of the Guide to the Installation of Photovoltaic Systems and an important update to the MIS 3002 standards for solar PV installers. Installers will need to follow the … Continue reading

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The 5 best energy saving home improvements

There are many improvements you can make to your home to save energy, but they do tend to vary in exactly how much energy and money they save you. Here’s our selection of the best home improvements on the market … Continue reading

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Testing for Loft Insulation

The Latest Technology for Testing Loft Insulation –Free while stocks last!

You don’t need expensive thermal imaging to check if your loft insulation is working well and if you might need a top up. The latest dump of snow is just as good. Take a look at your roof – if … Continue reading

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Which type of energy saving light bulb is the best value?

With the phasing out of incandescent bulbs over the last few years there are now a number of different low energy bulb options to choose from. But which is the best value? We investigate…   Infographics

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Solid wall insulation set to become a ‘Permitted Development’

Earlier today Climate Change Minister Greg Barker confirmed that the planning permission rules for external solid wall insulation are set to change. Solid wall insulation will now be classified as a ‘permitted development’, which means that homeowners will no longer … Continue reading

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Why use low energy light bulbs? Low energy lighting explained

Low energy light bulbs have been around for a while, but many people have been put off because they’re more expensive than conventional incandescent bulbs. So, what makes low energy light bulbs more efficient and are they worth the investment? … Continue reading

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Industry Analysis Report: Domestic Solid Wall Insulation

Industry: Until recently, insulating solid walls has been expensive with a dubious payback. As a result, the insulation industry has traditionally focused on the low hanging fruits of loft and cavity wall insulation, which are typically cheaper, resulting in a … Continue reading

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