Depending on where you live and what electrical hardware you have, your local power authority may be able to control your lighting or appliances to prevent blackouts.
How much heat your doors retain and how much cold they let in through gaps will determine how energy efficient they are. Find out more about how doors affect efficiency.
Doors and door frames, if they're the wrong type, can easily let more heat in and out of your home than you might like. Find out what to consider when selecting external doors and frames for your home.
New energy efficiency legislation is designed to make suppliers more accountable for their actions, but does it go too far? And how does it affect you?
Just because water from the tap has been used, it doesn't mean it can't be used again. See how grey water systems can help reduce your water waste.
Having the right insulation can make a huge difference to the amount of energy your home needs to stay at a comfortable temperature, and will also help to reduce your carbon footprint.
Solar electricity can make a vast difference to the operating efficiency of your home - especially if it's set up to completely meet your own household energy needs.
If they're planned right, pergolas are a great way to manage how much sun hits your home - which can take a big bite out of your heating or cooling bills.
The hot water system you choose will make a huge difference to how much energy you use. Read on to find out what kind of system is the most efficient for your situation.