A record breaking home! Energy figures for 2015

Ok, so its our own record, but we’ve had the lowest calendar year energy usage for our demo house so far. I’m putting it down to 3 changes over last year – a) slightly lower occupancy with the children being out at school b) a very mild 12 months c) some remediation work to some […]

Retrofit decisions: the role of EPCs & Green Deal Assessments

When looking to choose the right option from many available, whatever the setting, it’s a good approach to look at the extremities of choice and work in towards your favoured position. Some choices are easier to make than others of course; a new toaster – 2 or 4 slots, colour, energy rating, price. I personally […]

Am I the only one looking forward to the winter heating season?

With the house almost finished from an energy point of view – a little bit of work on some ceiling spots left, I’ll be keeping a close eye on the meter readings during the upcoming heating season. I started taking monthly gas, generated electricity and imported electricity readings on the 1st January. I’m looking forward […]

2.25 kWp of PV installed

 The Government launched the Feed In Tariffs last year. This means that householders can generate income from electricity-producing technologies above and beyond the actual savings to themselves.  I’m not going to go into the pros and cons of the actual scheme here but just give some information about my new PV system (that photovolatics – i.e. panels […]