The cold has hit us fast and hard this year and that often means soaring fuel bills in a bid to keep warm.
The Energy Saving Trust is calling for all Yorkshire householders to stop wasting £320 million of energy every year because of poor insulation and inefficient heating systems, and winterproof their homes now.
By winterproofing your home you can cut down on the 50% of heat lost through the walls and roof in an un-insulated home this winter. With the exception of new homes, just about every home in Yorkshire could benefit from having three energy efficiency measures. The top three measures that have the biggest financial and carbon dioxide (CO2) emission savings are:
1) Cavity wall insulation usually only suitable for homes built between 1920s and 1990s, (but always get a survey from a CIGA registered installer to check suitability).
2) Loft insulation save £150 a year if you have no insulation at the moment & £45 to top it up to the recommended 10.5”
3) Replacing old boilers with a new A-rated condensing boiler and fitting a full set of heating controls can cut your heating bills by up to a quarter.
View Yorkshire Energy Services’ latest stakeholder newsletter for all current news, project developments and events.
Inside this issue: find out more about Yorkshire Energy Services’ new products, our new chairman, operational developments, YESrenewables first term, our new sponsorship agreement with the Carbon Action Network, new customer engagement campaigns and much more!
Click here to download
Following the huge success of the 2010 event, the 2011 Yorkshire and the Humber Microgeneration Conference and Awards Ceremony will build on the relationships and contacts forged last year to maintain focus and attention on renewable energy in the region. The 2011 event will be held at the prestigious Majestic Hotel in Harrogate on Thursday 31st March.
The conference will see key note speaker’s focus on the forthcoming Renewable Heat Incentive as well as feeding back on the Feed in Tariff on its first year anniversary. Regional professionals will highlight the impact and opportunities for Yorkshire and the Humber; and now with over 70 partnership members to date, the wealth of knowledge and skills presented in the audience is sure to create an invaluable open floor session which was a highlight of the last conference.
If you are already struggling to think of what to buy your friends and family this festive season, Yorkshire Energy Services may just have what you’re looking for!
Last week we launched our ‘Eco Gadgets’ range on our online energy shop, offering a number of wild and wonderful solar powered products. Our brand new items comprise a variety of solar powered children’s toys, including toy cars and construction sets. We have a range of solar garden lights that charge up all day long then shine throughout the evening without requiring a power source. Our outdoor Christmas rope lights can decorate and add character to your garden shrubberies without topping up your electricity bill. If you’re interested in techno gadgets, why not try one of our stylish solar powered mobile phone and laptop chargers!
Whether you’re passionate about solar power or looking for a fun and original gift, Yorkshire Energy Services have a fantastic range of eco products to capture your imagination and help you enjoy a low carbon Christmas.
You can buy our products online today at http://www.yesenergyshop.co.uk/4,eco_gadgets.html Most items are delivered within 3 – 4 working days after payment is received.