Can you Generate Your Own Electricity at home? UK

Microgeneration

With the looming energy crisis many people have been asking whether or not it’s feasible to generate your own electricity at home? So, what is the answer? Of course you can and thanks to the rise of renewable energy systems like solar, wind power and biomass boilers, it’s arguably easier than ever to achieve. Thankfully, … Read more

SMETS2 Smart Meters vs SMETS1

SMETS1 Smart Meters:

Are you wondering what the difference between SMETS1 and SMETS2 is when it comes to smart meters? If so you are not alone and this jargon confuses many people, so what does it mean and what are the differences between the two? First things first, let’s define the term… What does SMETS stand for? SMETS … Read more

Energy Performance Certificates (EPC) Explained

Energy Performance Certificates (EPC) Explained

If you live in the UK and have bought any type of home appliance, you have probably seen an Energy Efficiency Rating or EPC certificate label on them. Energy Performance certificates look pretty much like these labels, but instead of telling you how efficient an appliance is, they are designed to identify how energy efficient … Read more

Gas Boiler Service Legal Requirements

Gas Boiler Service Legal Requirements

As no doubt you will be aware, being a landlord comes with many responsibilities including complying a range of legislation from health and safety to tenant rights. One of the most important tenant’s rights is that a leased property should be kept in a safe and good condition, and the consequences of breaching such a … Read more

Boiler Service Costs- Average Costs in the UK

Boiler service cost

The costs of both the heating fuel and the fees involved with maintaining a heating system itself have been increasing over recent years, and therefore homeowners may question if the annual service for a boiler is really necessary. However, without keeping up with the regular boiler maintenance, the large costs of replacing the boiler could … Read more

Disadvantages of Air Source Heat Pumps

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Air source heat pumps are becoming increasingly popular in the UK, as they are in line with the governments carbon neutral goals of 2050 and a greener and cleaner alternative to gas boilers. Whilst heat pumps can be an efficient way to heat and cool your home, there are a few disadvantages that you should … Read more

Air Source Heat Pump Servicing

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According to Statista, the number of households using air source heat pumps has doubled between 2014 and 2019. These types of heat pumps are an incredibly environmentally friendly method of off-grid heating that works by using tubes filled with refrigerant liquid. Heat is first transferred from the surrounding environment to heat this liquid up, which … Read more

Off Grid Heating – The Most Efficient Options Available

Off Grid Heating

According to the Energy Saving Trust, around 4 million households in the UK are off the mains grid and instead use an alternative method to heat their homes. Though in recent years, with more people understanding the environmental impacts of fossil fuels and non-renewable energy, an increasing number of people have started to utilise other … Read more