Energy saving

Savvy tips for energy saving

Savvy tips for energy saving

There are lots of things you can do to your home to help save energy and reduce those ever increasing bills. LOWER-COST TIPS 1. Switch it off A typical household could save between £45 and £80 a year by just turning off appliances left on standby. Most electrical items can be switched off at the plug without upsetting their systems although some digital and satellite recorders may need to be left ... »

Is Small Energy The Future?

Is Small Energy The Future?

According to recent media reports, vast numbers of UK households are abandoning the big 6 energy firms in favour of smaller suppliers, citing not only bill increases and tariffs, but also customer service, refunds and technical assistance. Although 95% of the county is still with the larger suppliers, recent growth in smaller energy firms has seen some double in size in 2014 alone. Overall smaller... »

Energy Saving Tips? Not These Ones!

Energy Saving Tips? Not These Ones!

There’s plenty of advice out there about saving energy. But we wouldn’t be the savvy bunch that we are without double checking some of those tips and letting you know which ones really don’t save you that much energy at all. Electricity at night is cheaper – only if you’re on a specific meter such as Economy 7 or Economy 10. If you aren’t, it’s the same pr... »

No Cancellation Fees Cheaper Than Cheap

No Cancellation Fees Cheaper Than Cheap

During the race to bottom off energy tariffs, many of us ignore certain terms & conditions that could cost us a little extra, but some that could save us money too. Flexibility in your energy tariff should be as important as overall price because some cheap and enticing offers can have small print that means there’ll be charge should you move supplier. The uSwitch best buy table is curre... »

9 Ways to Improve Water Efficiency

9 Ways to Improve Water Efficiency

1 – Turn Off the Tap While Brushing Your Teeth Why it’s worth the effort: Brushing your teeth seems like a quick job, but before you know it, four gallons of water may have slipped down the sink. Your one-year effect: 2,880 gallons of water saved. 2 – Bring Your Water With You Why it’s worth the effort: Each one-litre plastic bottle takes seven litres of water to produce. Refilling you... »

Popularity of wood pellet use fuels EU import increase.

Popularity of wood pellet use fuels EU import increase.

The European Union rise in the use of wood pellets as fuel for small scale power generation plants and heating of homes is set to see the import of pellets rise by 25% this year. Approximately 50% of the world’s wood pellets are manufactured within the EU, mostly as a waste by-product from sawmills but increasingly from timber left over from felling. The top 5 EU wood pellet producers in 2014 are ... »

Big energy companies keeping cost savings to themselves

Big energy companies keeping cost savings to themselves

A recent cap on investment levels on the big 6 by Ofgem means that on average each energy bill could go down by as much as £12 per year as the part of each bill that is taken towards investment will be less. However, there is nothing to force the energy companies to pass this saving on and nothing to suggest they are going to make things an cheaper for any of us. By claiming cost increases in othe... »

biomass woodpellets

Switching from Oil to Wood Pellets to Heat Your Home

Switching from Oil to Wood Pellets to Heat Your Home is Easy. If you are ‘off grid’ and currently rely on oil (or liquid propane gas [LPG]) it’s worth considering switching to a wood-pellet boiler to heat your home and hot water – particularly if your boiler is old and due for replacement, the switch could be considered a ‘no brainer’. Although the up-front costs are high, you will (i) save around... »

Big 6 Energy Suppliers Growing More Profitable

Big 6 Energy Suppliers Growing More Profitable

Ofgem has recently announced that it expects the big six – British Gas, EDF Energy, E.ON, npower, ScottishPower & SSE – to make £106 profit per dual fuel customer over the course of the next year. This is up from £53 per customer in the previous 12 months. The industry view, aside from being positive about profit, is that the sector needs a profitable, competitive marketplace so as to attract ... »

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