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Posted by Natasha Kennedy on May 21, 2010, 8:11 pm
In this day and age there are lots of environmentally friendly
products and sustainable heat sources, solar power, wind power etc.
Whilst we all know that these are fantastic was to help reduce the
damage we are doing environmentally, not everyone wants to install
solar panels or change boilers in fact any extra expense.
There is a way that everyone can help reduce the impact on the
environment whilst still keeping warm. And the best part of all is
that the more you do to make your home energy efficient the less your
heating bills will be. Therefore helping to save the environment helps
to save you money.
Small changes in your home can have a big impact. Turning down room
thermostats, not leaving appliances on standby and just simply closing
doors all makes a huge difference.
Doors and windows can loose up to 60% of household heat. Tuck your
curtains behind your radiator to make the heat stay in the room rather
than straight out the window. As mentioned earlier, keep doors closed.
Many doors will have a gap at the bottom, heat can pour out through
the gap and drafts push into the room. If you do not have a draft
excluder then rolled up towels will do just as well.
Starting from the top of the house the biggest difference can be made
by insulating your loft. One of the most important things you can do
to save energy in your home is to install or improve your insulation
which keeps the heat inside your home.
The recommended level of insulation in the loft is 270mm and this
could save you over '100 on heating costs and about one tonne of co2
(carbon dioxide). There are two traditional types of loft insulation;
loose fill or fibreglass and mineral fibre on a roll.
Change to low-energy light bulbs. These are now much cheaper to
purchase than they used to be and whilst they will help to save on
your energy bills they will also last far longer than a conventional
bulb. They are now even available for different socket types and in a
range of styles. Why not replace them one by one to make the change
less of an expense. Remember to turn the lights off when you leave the
If you have a hot water cylinder, make sure it has a cylinder jacket
and that this is fitted properly. This could save over 70% of the heat
lost. There really is no need to have this cylinder kept full of hot
water all day - set the timer for when the hot water will be needed.
Reducing the water temperature is another simple change you could
Insulating accessible and exposed hot water pipes will help towards
keeping bills down.
Think about when you need the central heating on - set a timer
Thermostatic radiator valves can be fitted to a radiator and these
actually turn the radiator off when the room reaches a desired and
preset temperature. These are fantastic for rooms that tend to
overheat whilst the rest of the house is cooler.
There may be rooms in your house that do not need to he heated - turn
the radiators off.
There are now many energy efficient central heating boilers available.
If you do not want to replace your boiler you could clean the system.
Keeping your existing heating system running efficiently will also
help to save on your bills. Make sure you understand your system and
treat it accordingly. If you are unsure seek professional help.
Underfloor heating is about 30% cheaper to run than traditional
central heating, and whilst this may not be an option for your whole
house is may be an idea for your kitchen or an added luxury in your
If you have a chimney in your home a small door (register plate) can
be fitted to close the chimney when the fire is not in use.
Making sure your home is energy efficient is not something to be taken
lightly. The cost of heating our homes is spiralling. By being energy
efficient is very good for the environment but it is also good for you
by keeping the cost of heating you home to a minimum.

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Posted by gnu / linux on May 22, 2010, 7:12 pm

Posted by Josepi on May 22, 2010, 8:29 pm

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Posted by JD on May 24, 2010, 6:17 pm
 Josepi wrote:

I suggest that you get a dictionary and look up
the word SPAM.

What was given here was repetitive, and good
advice, but it was NOT spam.

Posted by Josepi on May 25, 2010, 1:58 am
 Here is a definition from Wikipedia, smart guy.

"Spam is the abuse of electronic messaging systems (including most broadcast
media, digital delivery systems) to send unsolicited bulk messages

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spam_ (electronic)

Take your spam posts and shove them. People do not want spammers  here. I
would bet this violates your TOS with your ISP.

I suggest that you get a dictionary and look up
the word SPAM.

What was given here was repetitive, and good
advice, but it was NOT spam.

Josepi wrote:

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