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Cold comfort: American-style fridge freezers proving energy guzzlers

They may look the part, but when it comes to energy bills, American-style fridge freezers are proving a not particularly positive addition to UK kitchens. In, fact, they can cost three times as much to run as conventional models, according to new data from ToptenUK.org . Energy Saving Trust runs...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 01/02/2018 - 17:16

01/02/2018

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Big Energy Saving Week: Simple advice to bring big results

It’s Big Energy Saving Week , so it’s probably no surprise to see us showcasing some easy ways to save money and make your energy and water consumption more sustainable. So, what have we got? Wise up to energy bills Well, firstly, we reckon it’s really important to simply understand your energy...

Submitted by Julian Roberts on Thu, 25/01/2018 - 10:34

25/01/2018

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Revealed: The barriers to a better energy deal

• Non-switchers missing out on serious cash • Lack of energy awareness at odd with other consumer choices • Not all suppliers and tariffs are the same To kick off Big Energy Saving Week , here’s some pretty shocking news: if you haven’t switched energy supplier in six years, you could be £1,500...

Submitted by Julian Roberts on Mon, 22/01/2018 - 11:46

22/01/2018

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Energy and water efficiency at home

Big Energy Saving Week puts tariffs to the test

Big Energy Saving Week starts this coming Monday (22 January) – and as ever, it’ll be offering plenty of advice and information that could save householders hundreds of pounds. The big theme of the week is switching energy supplier. Along with our partners Citizens Advice and the Department for...

Submitted by Julian Roberts on Fri, 19/01/2018 - 11:01

19/01/2018

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Loft conversions and energy saving ambitions

• Loft conversions present chance to future-proof home • Building Regulations require insulation – but you can do more • Chance to make solar power cheaper Loft conversions are the ideal option if you're looking for more space but don't want to extend upwards. But there's plenty to consider as you...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 15/12/2017 - 10:10

15/12/2017

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EPCs: Getting energy information off the page and into your home

• Certificates are needed – but not always understood • We explain the key points page by page • Thousands of pounds of savings possible by taking action Whether it’s to buy or rent, if a home is on the market it needs an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). For homeowners, getting one is also a...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 19/10/2017 - 14:57

19/10/2017

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Is renewable heat right for your home?

• Low-carbon heating could be option for many • Understanding different technologies is key • Insulation and current heating affect possible savings Solar electricity taking off in the UK in recent years has highlighted an appetite for generating energy at home. With warm, comfortable homes and...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 10/10/2017 - 15:12

10/10/2017

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The Renewable Heat Incentive is changing

On Wednesday 20 September 2017, there were some important changes to the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). The domestic RHI is the government scheme to get more people installing green heating technologies in their homes. For those considering installing a ground-source heat pump (GSHP), air...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 22/09/2017 - 14:39

22/09/2017

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Climate Week 2017: Celebrating the work of our partners in Scotland

It’s Climate Week in Scotland. The awareness campaign highlights the importance of reducing emissions and adapting to the changing climate, and the Energy Saving Trust is using the opportunity to thank its partners for playing a part in a success story that’s seen thousands benefit from advice...

Submitted by IanMountford on Mon, 18/09/2017 - 10:02

18/09/2017

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How to get the most out of your kitchen appliances

• Simple changes can improve energy performance • We cover some of the best ways to save cash and CO 2 • If you need to change, choose the best Having a more energy efficient kitchen isn’t simply about replacing all your appliances with better-performing new ones. Such a move would be unaffordable...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 17/08/2017 - 09:49

17/08/2017

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