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How to save energy when using your washing machine

An estimated 40 per cent of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions come from households. It stands to reason, then, that our appliances – and how we use them – play a big role in the quest to reduce our climate impact, not to mention their effect on our energy bills. The washing machine is one of the...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 24/09/2020 - 00:00

24/09/2020

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Getting the most out of solar electricity

With over one million installations across the UK to date, it’s clear that there’s something attractive about solar PV . By using the sun’s energy to generate electricity , you can save money on your electricity bills, as well as doing your bit to cut your home’s carbon footprint. The right roof...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 17/09/2020 - 00:00

17/09/2020

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Simple steps to take action on home energy efficiency

by Nick Clarke Do you know how much energy you’re using while working from home? While industrial energy use has gone down during the Coronavirus lockdown, creating an opportunity for a nationwide green recovery , daytime home energy usage has risen by nearly 30%. If you’ve found that your own...

Submitted by Katie Woodward on Thu, 03/09/2020 - 00:01

03/09/2020

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Time of use tariffs: all you need to know

A fresh form of electricity billing could boost renewable energy use, reduce the UK’s carbon dioxide emissions, and save people money. Time of use tariffs, or TOUs, encourage customers to use energy at off-peak times. The TOU flexible tariff offers people cheaper electricity prices when demand and...

Submitted by Tom Shearman on Wed, 26/08/2020 - 23:01

26/08/2020

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Cutting out draughts from older homes

Enjoy a warmer and more comfortable home by following our guide to simple fixes for draughts. At its most basic, draught-proofing is filling the gaps in a building, where heat escapes and cold air enters. Some people turn up the heating to counteract cold draughts; this warms your home but escaped...

Submitted by Tom Shearman on Mon, 10/08/2020 - 23:01

10/08/2020

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Turning a home extension into an energy saving opportunity

Home extensions are an attractive idea: they add space and value, plus often improve the look of a place. But a bigger home means more space to heat, which could increase costs and CO 2 emissions. We look at how you can achieve the spacious and warm rooms you want, while adding long-term energy...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Thu, 06/08/2020 - 23:01

06/08/2020

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Is renewable heat right for your home?

Heating accounts for more carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions than any other aspect of our lives for the average UK household. In order to reach net zero targets we’re going to need to dramatically reduce the amount of fossil-fuel generated heating ie gas or oil-fired boilers in our homes. One way to do...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Tue, 21/07/2020 - 00:00

21/07/2020

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Warmworks - supporting households across Scotland

People experiencing fuel poverty in Scotland can be helped with just one call or email – that’s the message from Home Energy Scotland. Funded by Scottish Government, the free and impartial advice service is available to everyone in Scotland. Anyone who may be worrying about how to keep warm and pay...

Submitted by Tom Shearman on Mon, 13/07/2020 - 23:01

13/07/2020

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Energy efficiency in the kitchen - part two

Whether we’re eating alone or sharing food with friends and family, our kitchens are central to our home life. Our appliances that help us heat up or cool food, clean our clothes or our crockery and most importantly, make a decent cup of tea make up a significant proportion of our daily energy use...

Submitted by Tom Shearman on Mon, 06/07/2020 - 23:01

06/07/2020

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Energy efficiency in the kitchen - part one

The kitchen is the beating heart of a home and unsurprisingly it accounts for a significant amount of a household’s energy consumption. Our guide to kitchen energy efficiency solutions showcases a multitude of ways we can make our kitchens energy efficient. It’s worth taking a few moments to...

Submitted by Tom Shearman on Wed, 01/07/2020 - 23:01

01/07/2020

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