energy efficiency

DIY radiator bleeding – best solution for energy efficiency Nearly 84% of UK households use gas heating systems for warming up their homes. There are often times when your heating system is not performing up to its optimum level. The main reason of poor performance is the presence of air bubbles trapped in the radiator. These bubbles act as road blocks for water circulation in the system and thus prevent proper heating. These bubbles need to be removed and the process is called radiator bleeding. You can also bleed a radiator on your own. The process is simple and needs no special training or qualification. All you have to do is the following. Steps to follow to bleed a radiator: First of all, switch off the central heating system. This is to prevent boiling water from spreading out of the radiator. Keep the tea towel, radiator key and bowl for […]

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  According to BusinessGreen, George Osborne believes shale gas production could create wealth funds for north of England. A plan to generate new shale gas tax revenue could be deployed as a UK sovereign wealth fund. Ed Davey, energy and climate change secretary, said that the fund could be set-up once commercial production Starts. He said, “It’s about storing the financial benefits of shale production and putting it towards a low-carbon energy future. He went on to add, “Its part of our strategy to strengthen our security of supply in a cost-effective way”. According to a spokeswoman at the DECC (Department of Energy and Climate Change), the fund size will be decided by the scale of resources. She also stated that the benefits to the communities, who host shale gas production, are an addition to the existing on offer – lump sum of £100,000 for each test completed successfully, plus […]

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  1) Weather proofing:Sealing windows, heating ducts and other services can reduce your bill massively. 2) Energy Audit:Getting your home or workplace audited can give you a detailed understanding about the heating and light usage. Having this understanding, will ultimately lead you to be more energy savvy and hence reduce the cost of your utility bill. 3) Lights:Getting energy efficient light bulbs is a great way to reduce your bills and it doesn’t require a massive effort. You can simply fit them as any other incandescent bulb. 4) Sunlight:Often in the winter months, sunlight is hard to come by, but where possible let the sunlight come into your house, by opening the curtain, so it can naturally heat the home. Similarly in the summer, you can use light coloured blinds which will reflect the heat out and hence, keep the home cooler. 5)Technology:Thanks to technology, you can programme your thermostat […]

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  According to research only 38% of people fully comprehend how night storage heaters work. The Energy Saving Trust says, “Households with electric heating could be paying through the nose by not taking advantage of cheaper night rate electricity”. The main purpose for electric storage heaters is to take advantage of cheap, off-peak electricity rates. By charging the heater overnight and using the energy in the day, you would make a saving as the excess electricity being generated by the national grid is not being wasted and it is offered cheaper during off-peak hours. According to the guidance offered by the energy saving trust on storage heaters, “A standard electric storage heater has two controls, an output setting and an input setting. The output setting will control how much heat the heater gives out (as long as there is stored heating available). The input control determines how much electricity the […]

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  With energy prices seemingly increasing every day, heating and lighting your home can seem very expensive. However, by taking ownership of your energy account online you could make a significant saving. Below, we explain how online energy tariffs provide a way to getting the cheapest dual fuel tariff possible. Moving to an online gas and electricity tariff Online energy tariffs take away the cost from the supplier of managing and processing your account. This means the energy supplier saves money and in return offers better rates to its customers. So if you have access to internet and are looking to save a significant amount of money from your bills then an online tariff is a brilliant option. The online tariff will offer you access to your bills 24 hours a day 7 days a week and you will be submitting your own meter readings meaning you only pay for […]

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Energy efficiency is good for the environment, cuts back on energy use, and reduces utility bills. However, there are many more aspects of energy efficiency that do not usually come to mind. That message is the basis of a recent report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) entitled “Capturing the Multiple Benefits of Energy Efficiency”. This report points out several energy efficiency benefits that many companies do offer or provide. In order to receive cheap electricity and gas bills, the energy suppliers must be practicing proper energy efficiency techniques. Energy efficiency has a multitude of health benefits as it reduces air pollution, respiratory disease, anxiety, depression, and helps provide fuel to poverty stricken countries. It also offers many macro-economic advantages such as creating jobs and boosting tax revenue. It makes the overall energy delivery system more affordable and accessible. While many of these ideas are already well known and frequently […]

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GDIF had completed phase 1 back in July and in November this year, phase two will be released to customers. The project drained £120 million budget in the first seven weeks due to unprecedented levels of demand. Ed Davey (of the Liberal Democratic party) is expected to announce that they are to “Meet our promises in regard to meeting energy saving targets set out earlier this year.” Over one million houses are now more energy efficient due to this scheme. Davey stated that: “Smaller suppliers of energy are experiencing eight times for demand than under the Labour government.” This scheme also expects consumers to experience lower energy bills due to increased use of efficiency procedures and services being used. Davey encourages the use of smaller energy suppliers because customers will experience a higher quality service and lower energy bills. Davey is confident that due to the above reasons, smaller suppliers […]

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