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Make your home as energy efficient with our expert energy saving tips.
Soft furnishings always help keep the warmth in so invest in some heavy curtains, especially during the winter months.
Solar water heating systems use free heat from the sun to warm domestic hot water. A conventional boiler or immersion heater is then used to make the water hotter, or to provide hot water when solar energy is unavailable.
Hot water throughout the year.
The system works all year round, though you’ll need to heat the water further with a boiler or immersion heater during the winter months.
Cut your bills. Sunlight is free, so once you’ve paid for the initial installation your hot water costs will be reduced.
Reduce your carbon footprint. Solar hot water is a green, renewable heating system and doesn’t release any harmful carbon dioxide or other pollutants.
Ground source heat pumps use pipes buried in the garden to extract heat from the ground. This is usually used to warm water for radiators or under-floor heating systems. It can also be used to pre-heat water before it goes into a more conventional boiler.
Reduce your CO2 emissions.
On average a ground source heat pump could save around 540kg of carbon dioxide every year when replacing an oil boiler.
Eliminate your fuel bills. Ground source heat pumps run on electricity, so there’s no need to pay for gas, oil or solid fuels to heat your home. They can be expected to produce £3 to £4 worth of heat energy for every £1 of electricity used. Heating your home with a ground source heat pump is much more efficient than using electric radiators.
Air source heat pumps absorb heat from the outside air. This heat can then be used to warm water for radiators or under-floor heating systems, or to warm the air in your home.
Reduce your fuel bills. Air source heat pumps run on electricity, so there’s no need to for gas, oil or solid fuels to heat your home. They typically produce between £3 to £4 worth of heat energy for evert £1 of electricity used.
Cut down on wasted electricity. Heating your home with an air source heat pump is much more efficient than using electric radiators.
Save space. An air source hear pump system is compact, and requires no storage space for fuel.