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Energy efficiency

Demand response and load shedding

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.

Energy efficiency and doors

Energy efficiency and doors

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.

Heat transfer through doors and frames

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.

Does the new energy efficiency legislation over-step the mark?

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?

Grey water systems

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.

Energy efficient insulation

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 power and energy efficiency

Solar power and energy efficiency

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.

Energy efficient pergolas

Energy efficient pergolas

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.

Energy efficient hot water systems

Energy efficient hot water systems

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.

Energy efficient decking

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