Rather appropriately on Cold Homes Week ministers have been told that reducing the number of cold, leaky houses in the UK should be made a national infrastructure priority. It seems there is now widespread, cross-party support for this. While this will feel like old news to us at Parity Projects and many of our industry […]
Now that we’re officially into autumn, it’s fast approaching that time of year again when many of us (myself included) start thinking about how soon is ‘too soon’ to stick the heating on. Having spent most of last week working in the Lake District I can tell you that for some that time is already […]
This weekend, our Managing Director Russell Smith appeared on Debbie Hyde’s show on It’s All Good Radio, offering listeners advice on how to take control of their bills by using less and wasting less energy. To listen to the show, follow this link.
This week the DECC launched their RHI (Renewable Heat Incentive) ‘calculator’, with an aim of giving homeowners “a clear idea of the payments they could receive if they install a renewable heating system”. So…. does it do this? Well, yes it does, albeit with some assumptions about your property and how you’re using it, but […]
The Renewable Heat Incentive eventually goes live…
Over the last few months, the debate over energy bills has led to lots of discussion on the internet and in the media about how to save energy at some. Some if it has been very useful, but there have lots of recommendations made that have our staff boil with rage. So, here are a […]
Its been 2 months since my last blog update saying I was looking forward to the the first proper winter of energy monitoring. I’ve updated the graph below to show figures up to the 1st December energy use. Obviously the gas use has picked up a touch. Compared to Last Year How does this compare […]
Statistics released by the Office for National Statistics today reveal that excess winter deaths were up 29% last year, with the UK experiencing a greater rate than other many other European countries – even those with much colder climates. Yet, for all the headlines, we have some of the lowest energy prices on the continent. […]
The media tends to forget that some people are not on the gas network. Most who are off gas are acutely aware that this means high energy bills. But what are their options?
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 […]