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Smart meters: top quality service is the smart option

We recently launched our Energy Saving Advice app to help installers give good quality, tailored advice to householders when they’re getting a smart meter put into their home. The smart meter installer’s code of practice means that they must give energy saving advice at every home visit. But this...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 19/02/2019 - 17:23

19/02/2019

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Energy savings stats update with Energy Saving Trust's Insight and Analytics team

Every year, Energy Saving Trust's savings data is updated. We publish information on how much money and carbon can be saved in the home across a range of measures, such as insulating your home or buying the most efficient TVs. We spoke to our Insight & Analytics team to get the low-down on this...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 18/02/2019 - 13:44

18/02/2019

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Could a water source heat pump work for you?

A waterway might not spring to mind as a way to get heating and hot water for your home or business – but it’s certainly an option for some. Water source heat pumps (WSHPs) work by extracting heat from a body of water and converting it into useful energy to heat your home. They use a series of...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 13/02/2019 - 17:48

13/02/2019

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Why we should all be saving water

Water is a precious resource – but it can’t be taken for granted. Climate change, and the more extreme weather that comes with it, means that water supply is becoming more unpredictable than in years gone by. Increased frequency of drought across Europe lines up with climate projections . Water is...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 05/02/2019 - 00:00

05/02/2019

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How to tackle insulation problems

We’ve been encouraging people to insulate their homes for over two decades now, and many millions of homes have been insulated in that time. As with any building work, the quality of installation has varied from house to house, and unfortunately some homes will have had a decidedly substandard job...

Submitted by BrianHorne on Tue, 22/01/2019 - 17:12

22/01/2019

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New Year’s Energy Saving Resolutions

Traditionally we start thinking about resolutions as we move into a new year. So we thought of a few energy-saving related resolutions to take us into 2019. According to a YouGov poll of 2,000 people in the US, the most common New Year’s resolutions were to eat more healthily, get more exercise and...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Fri, 28/12/2018 - 00:31

28/12/2018

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What kind of energy saver are you?

We’ve all got our own reasons for wanting to save energy. For some people it’s a smart move because it’s a way to save money on bills, for others it’s about protecting the environment by using fewer resources. So what sort of energy saver are you? Take our quiz to find out. NB. not to be taken too...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Thu, 20/12/2018 - 11:26

20/12/2018

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Season’s Greetings – wishing you a merry (sustainable) Christmas

The Christmas season is typically described as one of excess, but it doesn’t have to literally cost the Earth. We take a look at some ideas to make your Christmas more environmentally and pocket friendly. O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree Around 8 million real Christmas trees are bought every...

Submitted by Bethany Picton on Tue, 11/12/2018 - 00:00

11/12/2018

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Energy efficient Christmas gifts

New gadgetry, lights everywhere, roasting food for hours: Christmas is hardly a time associated with energy efficiency. While previous years’ data surprisingly showed that as a whole, Britain uses around one-fifth less energy than usual over the Christmas period, you shouldn’t let that statistic...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 04/12/2018 - 15:52

04/12/2018

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Take control of your heating at home

Do you know how to heat your home to a comfortable temperature and keep bills low? Heating controls are there to make sure you stay in control of your heating and what you pay. It’s very tempting to turn the dial to 27°C and hope for the best at this time of year, but this will also trigger a...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 30/11/2018 - 10:38

30/11/2018

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