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How to tackle insulation problems

We’ve been encouraging people to insulate their homes for over two decades now, and many millions of homes have been insulated in that time. As with any building work, the quality of installation has varied from house to house, and unfortunately some homes will have had a decidedly substandard job...

Submitted by BrianHorne on Tue, 22/01/2019 - 17:12

22/01/2019

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What kind of energy saver are you?

We’ve all got our own reasons for wanting to save energy. For some people it’s a smart move because it’s a way to save money on bills, for others it’s about protecting the environment by using fewer resources. So what sort of energy saver are you? Take our quiz to find out. NB. not to be taken too...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Thu, 20/12/2018 - 11:26

20/12/2018

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Season’s Greetings – wishing you a merry (sustainable) Christmas

The Christmas season is typically described as one of excess, but it doesn’t have to literally cost the Earth. We take a look at some ideas to make your Christmas more environmentally and pocket friendly. O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree Around 8 million real Christmas trees are bought every...

Submitted by Bethany Picton on Tue, 11/12/2018 - 00:00

11/12/2018

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Energy efficient Christmas gifts

New gadgetry, lights everywhere, roasting food for hours: Christmas is hardly a time associated with energy efficiency. While previous years’ data surprisingly showed that as a whole, Britain uses around one-fifth less energy than usual over the Christmas period, you shouldn’t let that statistic...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 04/12/2018 - 15:52

04/12/2018

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Take control of your heating at home

Do you know how to heat your home to a comfortable temperature and keep bills low? Heating controls are there to make sure you stay in control of your heating and what you pay. It’s very tempting to turn the dial to 27°C and hope for the best at this time of year, but this will also trigger a...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 30/11/2018 - 10:38

30/11/2018

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Dealing with damp at home

Damp properties cause misery for thousands of households across the UK. Figures from the English Housing Survey show 4% of the estimated 23 million households in England had rising damp or other damp problems in at least one room of their home [1] . The UK’s cold and wet climate contributes to the...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 26/11/2018 - 16:50

26/11/2018

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The new and improved EST Register: how can it help you?

• Demand for energy saving measures means trusted products are vital • Improved EST Register is a great first point of contact for energy efficient products • Directory of 863 products across 11 product categories - and counting Trusted products vital EST Register is an extensive database of energy...

Submitted by Alexandra Dunsf... on Thu, 15/11/2018 - 14:33

15/11/2018

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Top five tips to save energy in the kitchen

On average, electricity and gas use creates about a quarter of all carbon emissions from our homes, with more than half of our fuel bills related to providing heating and hot water in a typical UK household. One of the simplest ways to ensure you are being energy efficient in the kitchen - as in...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Tue, 23/10/2018 - 09:53

23/10/2018

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Sustainability Week at the Energy Saving Trust

By Bethany Picton Monday 1 st – Friday 5 th October 2018 was Sustainability Week in the Energy Saving Trust offices. The week was organized by the Energy Saving Trust's Sustainability Group in London and was supported by group members in Edinburgh and Cardiff, while those in Belfast and at home...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Mon, 08/10/2018 - 14:18

08/10/2018

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Air source heat pumps vs. ground source heat pumps

There are many factors to consider when choosing a heat pump. Not only do you need to weigh up the costs and efficiencies of each system, but also the practicality of the installation, available space in your home, noise and any required planning permissions. We took a look at the key differences...

Submitted by Alexandra Dunsf... on Wed, 03/10/2018 - 08:10

03/10/2018

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