Energy Efficiency

Solar Panel Efficiency Tips

Got solar? Congratulations – you’ve done the right thing for the environment and made a terrific investment that will save you money in the long run. Once your panels are up and running, they need very little maintenance. However, you can maximize returns from your solar panels and lower your bills even more by implementing…

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Why You Should Tint Your Home Windows

Windows allow your home access to natural light, they are an interesting design feature, and they allow an escape route for you and your family in case of a fire. You may not realize it, but those gorgeous new windows that you just installed have a few major disadvantages that you may be unaware of.…

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Four Fan Options for Good Air Circulation

Most home owners have access to heating and cooling systems, with virtually all central units providing the ability to utilize fan functions to distribute unheated/uncooled air through the home. Unfortunately, such measures are not always as effective as we desire. Rooms on the ends of larger homes, for instance, may suffer from decreased ventilation and…

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Winter Energy Efficiency

It’s about heating when it comes to winter energy efficiency. The warm air needs to stay in and the cold air out. Homeowners should focus on making sure the heating system has been well maintained and that the envelope of the house is well sealed.

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5 Things You Didn't Know About Double Glazing

Double glazing is one of those things you hear about all the time. You may get salespeople calling your phone or turning up at your door. Some people have a negative impression of double glazed windows because of this, but perhaps not after reading this article! Here are 5 things you didn’t know about double…

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A Guide to Buying or Renting an Energy Efficient Property

There are plenty of guides on the internet teaching you how to make your property energy efficient, but what if you want to rent or buy one that is already energy efficient? You could be moving home, or even a business and want to ensure that you are not going to be spending a fortune…

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Your Guide To An Energy Efficient Home

With energy providers continually raising their tariff rates, and the growing need to help conserve scarce fossil fuels, trying to achieve an energy efficient home is an increasingly important challenge to tackle.  Yet, there are many ways to help get you started, and it needn’t be all that difficult.  Here’s how.

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Are Window Shutters Energy Efficient?

Popular for their stylish appearance and privacy provision, window shutters are increasingly being used by home-owners across the globe. Available in a range of colours, materials and sizes, householders are sure to find shutters styled to their personal preferences. It cannot be denied that window shutters have several benefits, however those looking to purchase shutters purely for…

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How Much Do My Appliances Cost To Run?

How to work out the running costs Calculating how much appliances cost to run can be achieved in a number of ways. There are a number of devices, such as a watt or power meter, that can monitor the usage of each appliance, including the active and standby modes. Have a look at your latest utility…

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How to Save Energy With Voltage Optimisation

We all know that transport and industrial production contribute enormously to global warming, but how many of us understand the impact of electricity wastage on our carbon footprint? In the UK, 26% of carbon emissions come from the use of lighting and domestic appliances alone. That means, every light we leave on for too long…

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