With a new report from the Environmental Audit Committee warning that the UK is unlikely to meet its net-zero emission target by 2050, and households accounting for 20% of carbon emissions, should we just wait for new technology or take positive action to reduce energy consumption? Here are 5 low or no cost strategies for reducing consumption, retaining heat, and heat source efficiency.
With all of us staying at home much more due to covid restrictions, it's important to know how to stay warm inside and how we can supplement our central heating with free measures to reduce energy consumption and save money.
As the temperature is only going to get colder as we move towards winter, your pipes are vulnerable to freezing which could cause blockages, floods, and boiler breakdowns. Luckily, it's simple to protect them against the cold and you can even claim free equipment to do it. Read how here.
Winter will soon be here and freezing temperatures can be a challenge for your plumbing and heating. Don't worry though as there are 5 simple jobs you can do to get your home winter-ready and help protect yourself against winter plumbing problems.
Given we spend a reasonable chunk of our monthly income on heating our homes, it makes sense that we should do as much as we can to prevent that heat from escaping. We look at various ways to retain the heat in your home, ranging from large home improvement projects to simply changing your behaviours.
Turning the heating on after the summer doesn't always go to plan and you may find it doesn't come on as hoped. Don't worry though as there could be a simple explanation that could be easy to resolve yourself. Read our troubleshooting guide here before calling out an engineer!
New local lockdowns across Greater Manchester, Bradford, Calderdale and Kirklees may have left you unsure about who can come into your home now. Here are the rules that apply to tradespeople undertaking work in your home.
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?
Strict covid-19 rules at the start of lockdown were restrictive but simple to understand. Now that restrictions are relaxing, there is an element of personal judgement around whether to go ahead with non-urgent jobs in the home. So, how can you be confident in moving forward with getting things fixed and even proactive home improvement projects while still in the grip of a pandemic?
Thus far we have focused on emergency repairs and boiler servicing but we're pleased to announce that we are now offering a full range of all our services - subject to our usual covid-19 working practices of course, including use of PPE and hand sanitiser, and social distancing. So, if a dripping tap or a temperamental toilet has been driving you mad, or you just want to do some proactive maintenance or home improvement such as a powerflush or having a new shower installed, you can now get that sorted!