What if all of our roads were covered in solar panels? That was the question asked by Scott and Julie Brushaw, and electrical engineer and a counselor from the US state of Idaho. They decided to find out by making a prototype, and next thing they knew they were being given funding by the Federal Highway Administration and had people like Google and NASA paying attention to them. Watch the videos below to find out more.
As of 1st April 2005, any newly fitted gas-fired boiler in England or Wales must be a condensing boiler. Condensing boilers are modern and highly energy efficient. This article explains how they work and why they are so efficient, as well as how to go about getting funding to get your old boiler replaced.
For some years now, companies such as ours have been offering free retro-fitting of cavity wall insulation as part of a government effort to reduce the country’s carbon emissions. Normally this is done by drilling a few small holes into the walls of a house and blowing rockwool insulation into the cavity. This can be done if the cavity is wider than 50mm. But what if your walls have narrow cavities? Is there an alternative? What is the minimum depth that you can have cavity wall insulation?
If you live in an older house, you have probably noticed that you spend a lot of money keeping it warm in the winter. You may also notice that even when the house is warm inside, some of the walls feel cold to the touch or have condensation. That’s because most pre-1920’s homes (which includes most terraced houses) have solid brick walls which are poor at keeping in the heat. The good news is this – solid walls can be treated with External Wall Insulation.
How does external wall insulation work? How do you know if your house is suitable? How can you get a grant to help with the cost? Read on and find out.
We’ve started sending out our new-look solar panel quotes to our customers this week, and we’d like to know what you think of the new format. Below is an example of what the quotes look like.
If you are considering getting solar panels installed on your home, you should treat them as an investment. In other words, you need to consider how much money they will save/make for you and how long they will take to pay for themselves. Are they a wise investment when compared other places you could put your money? We set out to answer this question.
The “U-value” is a mysterious new piece of jargon used in our industry, that often leaves people confused. What are U-values, how do they affect your home, and what can you do to reduce them?
This month the government have introduced ECO Funding. ECO stands for “Energy Company Obligation”. It is similar to the current CERT scheme, which will eventually be phased out. Or in the words of our Sales & Marketing Director Barney — ECO is like CERT, but on steroids!