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Turning a spring clean into an energy saving opportunity

• De-cluttering and dusting could prompt energy actions • Small changes can make a big difference to bills and comfort If you’ve decided to give your home a spring clean (and overcome the procrastination stage), then it might be time to consider making some changes to increase energy efficiency...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 03/05/2018 - 11:25

03/05/2018

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Think energy efficiency when renting a home

• Comfort and keeping bills under control are key for renters • Check energy features of potential properties • Using home's EPC can be start of landlord engagement Potential tenants don’t always apply the same level of scrutiny to their potential home as buyers. But when it comes to energy...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 26/03/2018 - 16:29

26/03/2018

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Buying an energy efficient home

• Energy efficiency should be high priority when buying a house • Whether scaling up or downsizing, costs and comfort matter • What features should you look out for? Our guide offers some pointers When buying a home, there’s a lot to think about – but that should be no excuse for ignoring energy...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 22/03/2018 - 18:07

22/03/2018

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Bigger push needed to improve energy efficiency in private rented sector

• Improvements should be made to landlord legislation • Help for tenants needs to be at heart • More investment can bring big gains for property owners, too Britain is increasingly a nation of renters – with a quarter of households set to be renting privately by 2021. But the private rented sector...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 20/03/2018 - 17:44

20/03/2018

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Dryer costs tumble as technologies improve

• ToptenUK.org reveals the long-term benefits of best-performing dryers • B and C rated models lag behind heat pump dryers Times are changing for tumble dryers with energy label ratings of B or below. New figures from ToptenUK.org , the best in class home appliances site run by Energy Saving Trust...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 15/02/2018 - 15:53

15/02/2018

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Cold comfort: American-style fridge freezers proving energy guzzlers

They may look the part, but when it comes to energy bills, American-style fridge freezers are proving a not particularly positive addition to UK kitchens. In, fact, they can cost three times as much to run as conventional models, according to new data from ToptenUK.org . Energy Saving Trust runs...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 01/02/2018 - 17:16

01/02/2018

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Big Energy Saving Week: Simple advice to bring big results

It’s Big Energy Saving Week , so it’s probably no surprise to see us showcasing some easy ways to save money and make your energy and water consumption more sustainable. So, what have we got? Wise up to energy bills Well, firstly, we reckon it’s really important to simply understand your energy...

Submitted by Julian Roberts on Thu, 25/01/2018 - 10:34

25/01/2018

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Revealed: The barriers to a better energy deal

• Non-switchers missing out on serious cash • Lack of energy awareness at odd with other consumer choices • Not all suppliers and tariffs are the same To kick off Big Energy Saving Week , here’s some pretty shocking news: if you haven’t switched energy supplier in six years, you could be £1,500...

Submitted by Julian Roberts on Mon, 22/01/2018 - 11:46

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Big Energy Saving Week puts tariffs to the test

Big Energy Saving Week starts this coming Monday (22 January) – and as ever, it’ll be offering plenty of advice and information that could save householders hundreds of pounds. The big theme of the week is switching energy supplier. Along with our partners Citizens Advice and the Department for...

Submitted by Julian Roberts on Fri, 19/01/2018 - 11:01

19/01/2018

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Loft conversions and energy saving ambitions

• Loft conversions present chance to future-proof home • Building Regulations require insulation – but you can do more • Chance to make solar power cheaper Loft conversions are the ideal option if you're looking for more space but don't want to extend upwards. But there's plenty to consider as you...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 15/12/2017 - 10:10

15/12/2017

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