Energy Efficiency

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“Energy used in the home is responsible for more than a quarter of the UK’s carbon dioxide emissions. Reducing the amount of energy you use for heating is one of the most important things you can do to help reduce climate change.”*

We can help you piece together a more efficient home…

  • Start with the basics…Keep the heat in! Good insulation, pipe lagging and draught exclusion are the most effective ways to save money (Government grants available)
  • Thermostatic radiator valves control the temperature in each individual room, shutting off circulation when the room is at the desired temperature
  • We can look at your existing controls and provide you with cost effective solutions to ensure your system complies with current building Regulations Part L1 and best practice as set by the government.  Having the right heating controls will boost your energy performance rating for your home. This information is collected to form part of the energy performance certificate,  a compulsory document now included in the home information pack.  Effective controls will increase operating efficiencies, especially when older systems are being updated. They also provide the householder with the opportunity to minimise energy consumption by ensuring the right comfort temperatures are maintained and so reducing overheating.
  • Fitting a more efficient boiler! Some old boilers often can only convert 60% of the gas used into heat, where a modern condensing boiler will convert more than 90%! If you put this in terms of money, for every £1 you spent 40p is wasted!  “Replacing an old gas boiler with an A-rated high-efficiency condensing boiler and improving your heating controls will significantly cut your home’s carbon dioxide emissions – and could save you as much as £300 year.”*

*www.energysavingtrust.org.uk 

The following links may help you apply for some of the energy efficiency saving grants available: