Posts tagged with “materials”

Why You Should Use Passive Solar Water Heaters

Monday, 16 July, 2012

There are many different forms of solar water heaters. It can be as simple as the sun shining on a garden water hose left in the open or as complex as a multiple glass-plated, propylene glycol-filled solar collectors. But no matter if they are simple or complex, solar water heaters are always an economical option … Read More »

Why Cavity Walls Are Good For Your Home

Wednesday, 11 July, 2012

Houses in the UK that were built from 1920 onwards usually had external walls that have a small gap or cavity in between them. These are called “cavity walls”. The air gap works in the in the same principle as the air gap in double glazing which made the homes more energy efficient than the old … Read More »

Using Solar Photovoltaics Panels

Monday, 9 July, 2012

Around the world, the future is bright for using renewable energy resources, especially in a fast changing ecosystem. Utilizing renewable resources can not only supply electricity with unlimited and free resources, but it also helps to create local employment. Not to mention that it is very beneficial for our planet. Local governments, electric suppliers and … Read More »

Types Of Cavity Wall Insulation And Their Advantages

Wednesday, 4 July, 2012

If the gap on your cavity wall is unfilled, most likely you’re just wasting money. Although the walls naturally insulate, it wouldn’t be as much effective without some aid. Truth is, approximately 30-40% of residential heat loss can be attributed to lack in proper insulation. This is why devoting a certain amount of your budget … Read More »

5 Easy Steps In Utilizing Renewable Energy At Home

Monday, 18 June, 2012

Being responsible home owners, it is important that you utilize and integrate renewable energy into your daily lifestyle. Here are 5 simple ways: Self- Produce Energy Producing your own energy can be relatively simple. All you have to do is install energy generating equipment such as solar panels and small wind turbines in your home. … Read More »

The Benefits Of Renewable Energy For Residential Properties

Monday, 11 June, 2012

Renewable energy comes from several sources that we can’t entirely usurp such as the wind and sun.  There are many benefits you can get when you turn to renewable energy and utilize eco-friendly resources instead. It generates less pollution compared to the usual sources like coal, oil, natural gas, and nuclear. As reports of fossil … Read More »

Investing in Cavity Wall Insulation

Wednesday, 30 May, 2012

Cavity Wall insulation is infused into the cavity or hollow space between inner and outer portion of the brickwork that makes up the exterior wall of the property. There are different insulating materials but they all function the same by combining the still-active air; the insulation acts as a block against heat loss. They are … Read More »

Draught-Proof Your Homes to Save Money and Energy

Monday, 28 May, 2012

Even in a well-insulated house, a current of cool or hot air can still leak in and out through cracks, gaps and exhaust fans. You can significantly save up to 25% of your energy bills when you draught-proof your house. Draught-proofing is one of the affordable and easy ways to reduce your electric bills while … Read More »

Renewable Energy – Should You Get It For Your Home?

Monday, 21 May, 2012

The cost of electricity and power has been rising throughout the years.  This is attributable to the fact that the supply for fossil fuels – which is the primary source of energy in the world, is dwindling. And as the saying goes: “if the demand is high, but the supply is low – costs will … Read More »

Boost Energy Savings by Insulating your Water Heater Tank

Wednesday, 16 May, 2012

Water heaters are one of the biggest consumers of energy in an average household. When you insulate water heater tanks, the amount of heat loss is decreased so you won’t have to shell out more money in water heating bills and hot water remains hot longer. Since traditional storage tanks constantly heat water, they actually … Read More »