Black Heritage Centre gets Energy Makeover

Faced with another year of expensive heating bills and a limited budget to spend on improving their building, members of Southampton’s Black Heritage Centre teamed up with the Environment Centre (tEC) last week to ‘do-it-themselves’. An action-packed day saw tEC’s energy advisors helping the group to draught proof external doors, fit temporary secondary glazing to […]

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Heating

Heating controls and radiator

For most of us, improving our heating systems could save us a considerable amount of money, as heating and hot water typically accounts for the biggest share of household energy usage. The majority of homes are heated using gas, electricity, LPG  or solid fuel, such as wood or coal. Gas is usually the cheapest heating […]

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Hitting the Cold Spots

Keeping your home warm and your family healthy can be expensive and sometimes difficult. Our Hitting the Cold Spots Advisors are here to help you keep warm at home and reduce your energy bills. How we can help* Home visits from our Advisors offering advice and practical support. Help to access funding, where available, for boiler repairs and replacements. […]

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Insulation

Loft insulation

Insulating your home can be one of the easiest ways to reduce your heating bills. Approximately 25% of your home’s heat can be lost through an uninsulated loft and approximately 35% through uninsulated cavity walls (twice this if the wall is solid) . For a typical property, it will only take a few years to […]

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Energy Action Southampton at Environmental Rock

We attended Environmental Rock yesterday. Although the sunshine made it hard to think about cold and draughty winter evenings, lots of people took the opportunity to find out about simple DIY improvements they could make in time for next winter. If you would like to find out more about Energy Action Southampton, or energy efficiency in […]

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Hitting the Cold Spots helps hundreds

Since October 2012 HtCS has assisted over 600 Hampshire residents with information and advice, fixed over 50 heating systems, provided 75 oil-filled radiators, completed 160 home free home assessments and made over 500 referrals to partner organisations. The Hitting the Cold Spots scheme has so far helped over 600 people and continues until the end of […]

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