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Before you even think about generating your own power, reduce how much you use. Not only will you reduce your carbon emissions, you will save a lot of money through saving energy!

Saving Energy Home

Energy Saving Home

Whether you are concerned about the environment or not, you should be concerned about your heating and energy bills. Ask yourself this simple question: “Do you think energy costs will be higher or lower in five years time?

The time to start saving energy is now, but don’t get taken in by the greenwash, you need to take practical steps that will actually repay your investment and save you money as well as the planet.

Articles on Energy Saving, Green Energy and Alternative Energy

Insulating Rented Homes - Reduce Your Energy Bills

Insulating Rented Homes - Reduce Your Energy Bills

If you rent a property, particularly an older property, the energy saving measures available to you will be limited. Often landlords have no incentive to make their property more energy efficient because you pay the heating bills. Investing your...
Insulation - Save Energy! An Overview of Insulating Your Home

Insulation - Save Energy! An Overview of Insulating Your Home

With the large housing stock in the UK the chances are you live in an older, inefficient home. That will be expensive to heat and bad for carbon emissions. The problem for individuals with many demands on their money is, which insulation is cost-effective...
Saving Money by Being Green – or Wasting Money?

Saving Money by Being Green – or Wasting Money?

We all want to be green, reduce our carbon footprint and use of energy and resources. It's the price we have to pay to reach these goals that can be a problem. Often we need to invest money in green measures but is it a wise investment? The best use of...
Some Simple Solar Projects You Can Do At Home

Some Simple Solar Projects You Can Do At Home

The sun has been harnessed by many civilisations for millenniums but the industrial revolution made us lazy. We forgot what was possible for free or at least relatively little expenditure, compared with what has become civilised equipment powered...
Loft Insulation - Comparing Loft Insulation Materials and Methods

Loft Insulation - Comparing Loft Insulation Materials and Methods

"Heat rises" are the two words which sum up the need for good loft insulation and if done correctly, your heating bills will show a dramatic reduction.  25 to 35% of home heat lost is through the roof. Loft insulation is about the most cost-effective ...
Wall Insulation - Different Methods of Wall Insulating

Wall Insulation - Different Methods of Wall Insulating

Since 25 to 35% of home heat loss is through the walls, insulating these will make a large difference to your comfort and reduce your heating costs. Whilst this is fairly easy for properties with cavity walls, it does present more problems for older properties...
Windows, Reducing Heat Loss & Double Glazing

Windows, Reducing Heat Loss & Double Glazing

Windows account for just 10% of home heat loss so there isn't the potential for large savings as with loft insulation. That doesn't mean you should do nothing, there are low cost options that will save money and improve your comfort. Existing Windows...
Standby Electricity Costs - Save Energy!

Standby Electricity Costs - Save Energy!

Many domestic appliances have a standby mode – you may think you have switched the appliance off but it is still using electricity to stay in a standby state. Note this article was written in 2005 and since then the manufacturers have improved and the r...
Reduce Your Electricity Bills! Ten Electricity Saving Tips

Reduce Your Electricity Bills! Ten Electricity Saving Tips

One sure fire way of cutting electricity costs is not having kids around leaving everything on! Do check the ten electricity saving tips at the end of this article. Discipline and routine are the key words for keeping your bills down enabling you to either...
Low Energy Light Bulbs: LED, CFL & Halogen Explained

Low Energy Light Bulbs: LED, CFL & Halogen Explained

I find it quite amazing that some people still use old fashioned incandescent light bulbs when modern low energy bulbs are so much cheaper to run even if they are a bit more expensive to buy. The savings you can make may surprise you as they are that...
Saving Water & Rainwater Harvesting

Saving Water & Rainwater Harvesting

Despite the fact that the water companies lose millions of litres of purified water through leaking pipes and water seems to hardly ever stop pouring on our heads in the UK, we're told we should reduce our water use. Once every ten years or so,...

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