Smart thermostats

Smart thermostats

The latest generation of smart thermostats is designed to intelligently control the temperature in your home environment. What is a smart thermostat? A smart thermostat will ‘learn’ your lifestyle habits by detecting when you are at home and when you are away. Like a...
Smart meters

Smart meters

Scheduled to be installed in every British home and small business by 2020, under the national upgrade scheme, smart meters are a new kind of energy meter. What is a smart meter? Automatically sending electronic readings to your energy supplier, a smart meter will...
How to save water

How to save water

There are many measures you can take to reduce the amount of water you consume, lowering your water bills while making your home more efficient. Swap a bath for a 5-minute shower Based on a family of four, by replacing a bath with a 5-minute shower the average family...
How to save gas

How to save gas

In winter one of the biggest expenses homeowners face is rising gas bills. Help keep your home warm and save money by following these simple steps: Turn down your thermostat Reducing the temperature in your home by just 1°C could slash your heating bills by up to 10%,...
How to save electricity

How to save electricity

From reading your meters regularly to unplugging your appliances when not in use, there are many small things that can be done to save electricity. Here are two of the main areas where you can have the most impact: Lighting Be conservative with your lighting, by...
EU Energy Labels and energy efficiency rating

EU Energy Labels and energy efficiency rating

Designed to help consumers assess the energy efficiency rating of new appliances, EU Energy Labels were created to help consumers choose products that use less energy, meaning less CO2 emissions and lower bills for the consumer. Graded with letters A-G and a gradient...
Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)

Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)

Required under UK law, all domestic and commercial buildings available to buy or rent must have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). What is an EPC? Similar to EU Energy Labels that grade the energy efficiency of new appliances, EPCs show how energy efficient a...