Category Archives: Energy Saving

PV panels fall in price

With the drop in costs of installing photovoltaic (PV) panels, more and more householders are taking advantage of the government’s Feed in Tariff (FIT) and getting PV panels installed on their roofs. EPC in Bacup, Rossendale Whilst  in Bacup, Rossendale, to carry out an EPC (Energy Performance Certificate), I turned into a street in which almost…

Rural fuel choices

If you are fortunate enough to live out in the countryside and enjoy the peace and quiet that village life can bring but are overburdened with ever increasing fuel bills because your community does not have natural gas then there are now real energy choices available. If your only energy source of fuel is electricity…

The Real Green Deal

The Green Deal The Green Deal is the government’s principal driver behind its claim to be the greenest government ever.  The Green Deal aims to revolutionise the way we insulate our homes and improve the energy efficiency of our properties.  This is a new approach, designed to impact on the majority of homes. At a…

Is your property insulated?

Property insulation Insulated the loft? So what next? This can be really difficult for some house holders, especially if you have solid brick or stone walls. Most homes have cavity walls so the answer is simple – insulate the cavity. But if your home has solid walls the answer can be more complex and therefore more…

Insulation, Insulation, Insulation

Can you remember back to 1997 when Tony Blair became Prime Minister? He had Education, Education, Education as his mantra. As the initial changes to the EPBD regulations begin to impact on us all prior to the full implementation of the Green Deal in October our mantra as householders and consumers should be insulation, insulation,…

The Green Deal

The Government is all set to introduce legislation later this year to make it possible for you to improve the energy efficiency of your property through the Green Deal. The more energy efficient the property is, the less it costs to heat thereby saving us money. What is the Green Deal? To qualify for the…

Feed in Tariff, still a good investment?

Feed in Tariff As we all know by now the government has decided to go ahead and reduce the feed in tariff (FIT) for photovoltaic cells. The original rate was  43.2  pence per kilowatt hour (KwH) generated.  The new rate from April 1st is being reduced to 21p per KwH. generated. So is it best…

The feed-in tariff isn’t the only way to reduce your energy bills

I was asked this week to carry out an energy inspection and produce an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) for a local property in Rossendale.  I was told by the vendor that it was a four bedroom semi detached house.  As part of my background research before conducting the EPC,  I googled the property to have…

The Green Deal

Last month’s announcements passed most people by, possibly because making ends meet and looking to cut costs in the run up to Christmas is much more of a priority. So what did happen then? The biggest change was that the consumer no longer has to dip into their savings to benefit from the potential benefits…

Why Check, Switch and Insulate?

Why Check, Switch and Insulate? You might have heard this phrase somewhere before. At the beginning of the week our Prime Minister introduced his latest campaign in the face of the big six energy providers who decided not to play ball and reduce energy prices. Look at the house, it may look like yours or…