Insulation is often forgotten about when it comes to energy-saving tips, as more obvious things like switching off heating and using energy-saving apps take precedence. However, installing the right insulation in your home is crucial to retaining heat during the winter, which in turn can reduce your energy bills too.
In this guide, we will cover how to check if your pipes are indeed frozen, provide tips and advice on preventing frozen pipes, and products that are available to help you to provide a layer of protection against the cold.
As the temperatures start to drop into the autumn and winter months, homeowners are looking for ways to warm up their homes and potentially save money on energy bills. One easy way of doing so is to draught-proof your home.
Some schemes are available to help those that may be struggling to pay bills or are in or at risk of fuel poverty. In this article, we’ll explain how you can apply for these and work out if you are eligible.
Some of you may be aware that the Chancellor announced a change to the VAT rate on energy saving materials (ESMs) during the Spring Statement in March 2022. But what does it all mean?
This article is being issued as guidance following questions from some of our customers on the rate of VAT that we charge on ESMs.
Most UK homeowners understand having good quality insulation is important in the winter months to help prevent heat from escaping through the floors, walls, and roof. However, some people don’t realise that insulation is also crucial for the summer months too, to stop your home from overheating in the hotter weather.
It goes without saying that damp and condensation can cause a multitude of problems in your home, both of which are caused by an unwanted build-up of moisture. As well as damaging the structure of the home itself, it can also affect your health if it is not fixed, and mould starts to grow. Follow our guide on how to fix it.
When insulating the home, the focus is often on obvious areas, such as the loft, floors and walls. A lesser-known tip is that insulating your water tank, radiators and pipes can also help you save money on your energy bills.
What Is A U-Value? In relation to insulating the home, a U-Value is the flow and loss of heat through the materials that make up the building itself, including bricks, flooring, roofing and windows. The U-Value is measured in watts at the rate of heat transfer. The important point to note is that the lower the U-Value is, the...