Renters can often feel powerless when it comes to making their home more energy efficient, as they are unable to do (or unwilling to pay for) things like replacing the boiler or getting double-glazing. Luckily, there are a few cheap & simple things you can do as a tenant to make your home more eco-friendly.
There’s nothing we love more than helping homeowners save energy and cut down their bills. That’s why we’ve been busy compiling this list of simple, easy-to-use gadgets designed to save energy in the home. Here’s our top 7:
If you’re not careful, your kitchen can be a big energy waster. Follow these simple energy saving ideas to cut down your energy bills and lower your carbon footprint.
Cavity wall insulation (or CWI) can cut down the amount of heat lost from your home, lower your heating bills and reduce your carbon footprint. It is also quick and fairly easy to install. So how does it work? Is your home suitable? Who qualifies to have it installed for free? Read on to find out…
The type of solar panel you normally see on people’s roofs are called Photovoltaic Solar Panels — photo meaning light, and voltaic meaning to do with electricity. As the name suggests, Photovoltaic (or PV) panels convert light directly into electrical energy. So how do they work? How much sunlight do they need? And most importantly, is it sunny enough for them to work in the cloudy UK?
When something sounds too good to be true, it usually is. As the old saying goes, there’s no such thing as a free lunch, and when something is offered to us for nothing most people are quite understandably suspicious. It’s a question our energy surveyors are faced with quite often – why is it free, and what’s the catch? So who exactly is footing the bill for your lovely free loft or cavity wall insulation, and why are they feeling so generous?