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7 top tips to help heat your home this winter

• Four out of ten of us are avoiding switching on the heating during colder spells due to fears about energy bills • A third are reporting they can't make their home as warm as they'd like • Winter woollies are filling the comfort gaps where heating systems aren't delivering the goods Warming...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 19/11/2018 - 10:00

19/11/2018

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The new and improved EST Register: how can it help you?

• Demand for energy saving measures means trusted products are vital • Improved EST Register is a great first point of contact for energy efficient products • Directory of 863 products across 11 product categories - and counting Trusted products vital EST Register is an extensive database of energy...

Submitted by Alexandra Dunsf... on Thu, 15/11/2018 - 14:33

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Top five tips to save energy in the kitchen

On average, electricity and gas use creates about a quarter of all carbon emissions from our homes, with more than half of our fuel bills related to providing heating and hot water in a typical UK household. One of the simplest ways to ensure you are being energy efficient in the kitchen - as in...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Tue, 23/10/2018 - 09:53

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Sustainability Week at the Energy Saving Trust

By Bethany Picton Monday 1 st – Friday 5 th October 2018 was Sustainability Week in the Energy Saving Trust offices. The week was organized by the Energy Saving Trust's Sustainability Group in London and was supported by group members in Edinburgh and Cardiff, while those in Belfast and at home...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Mon, 08/10/2018 - 14:18

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Air source heat pumps vs. ground source heat pumps

There are many factors to consider when choosing a heat pump. Not only do you need to weigh up the costs and efficiencies of each system, but also the practicality of the installation, available space in your home, noise and any required planning permissions. We took a look at the key differences...

Submitted by Alexandra Dunsf... on Wed, 03/10/2018 - 08:10

03/10/2018

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How an energy advice service helped Scotland become a world leader in tackling climate change

Monday 1 st - Friday 5 th October is Climate Week in Scotland. It’s a chance for organisations to celebrate the great work they do - and promote events that highlight the work that still needs to be done - to make Scotland a low-carbon society. Scotland’s considered a world leader in climate change...

Submitted by IanMountford on Fri, 28/09/2018 - 14:49

28/09/2018

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Reduce food waste to save money and help the environment

• Managing our food saves money and reduces waste • Food waste in landfill releases methane gas • Practical support on how to throw away less Home economics is making a comeback. Behaving in a more sustainable way around food can help your budget as well as the environment. Food prices have been...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Thu, 27/09/2018 - 10:05

27/09/2018

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Financial support for home energy efficiency

We take a look at the financial help available to help improve energy efficiency in the home. Energy bills are a concern for many people. Our consumer research regularly highlights that large numbers of UK residents are worried about their energy costs, and would like to do something about it...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 25/09/2018 - 13:43

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How to save energy when using your washing machine

• A number of factors affect energy consumption beyond frequency of use • Despite efficiency ratings, wash temperature and load size need to be considered • Better care could result in a longer lifespan for your washer Forty percent of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions come from households. It...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 24/08/2018 - 11:30

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Turning a spring clean into an energy saving opportunity

• De-cluttering and dusting could prompt energy actions • Small changes can make a big difference to bills and comfort If you’ve decided to give your home a spring clean (and overcome the procrastination stage), then it might be time to consider making some changes to increase energy efficiency...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 03/05/2018 - 11:25

03/05/2018

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