Home insulation: What are the most effective forms of insulation and what provides the best return on investment.
Heating and Hot Water: How do different forms of heating and fuel compare?
Domestic Appliances: Guidance on the actual energy costs of and whether energy consumption should be a factor in your purchasing decision for new appliances.
Renewable Energy: Can enough energy be generated to meet your needs? What are the costs and most importantly what is the payback time on your investment?
Energy Saving Tips: Practical advice on ways to save money and where you should focus your effort (and money) on making changes.
|W||Watt||Unit of Power|
|kWh||Kilowatt hour||Measure of Energy|
|L||Litre||Measure of Volume|
|Measures to reduce fuel bills||ROI*|
|Cavity Wall Insulation||2.2|
|Solid Wall Insulation||15.1|
|Solar Hot Water||34|
*ROI is the time it takes in years to return the investment in fuel savings for an average gas heated 3 bed semi-detached house. The table assumes no government incentive schemes are used.
|Renewable Energy Measures||ROI**|
- Replacing Electric
|4 to 8|
- Replacing LPG
|15 to 30|
|Wind Power||14 to 55|
|Solar Photovoltaics||24 to 64|
**ROI is the time it takes in years to return the investment in electricity savings. The table assumes no government incentive schemes are used.