A pledge has been made to become carbon net zero by 2050. While this may seem like a long time away, gas boilers will no longer be allowed to be installed in new build housing from 2025 giving us just 5 years to find a viable alternative. So, what might those alternatives be? We take a look at some of the likely options we could all be adopting in the not too distant future.
The new Green Homes Grant will make big energy efficiency projects like double glazing and insulation more affordable but did you know that there are many things you could be doing right now to conserve energy that are free or relatively low cost?
If you have a water meter you may find your bills going up during lockdown due to everyone being at home much more. Even if you're not on a meter, it makes sense to conserve water - especially during the summer months. Here are a few ways you can do that.
Heating our homes is one of our biggest bills so using energy effectively is a really good idea. That means getting maximum benefit from the heat that you are paying for and finding clever ways to use less energy (saving you money and helping the environment) without compromising on comfort. Here are several free or cheap ways you can do that.
OFTEC, the trade body that represents the oil heating industry, has created a guide to smarter heating to urge UK households to join a nationwide effort to reduce the amount of energy they use to heat their homes.
As climate change is a hot topic at the moment, thanks to recent protests and the work of environmental activists, we take a look at how we can all contribute to reducing our impact on the planet at home, specifically with regard to our own area of expertise - plumbing and heating.