Environmentally Friendly Paints
June 28, 2017
Looking for different ways to help the environment? I bet you never considered environmentally friendly paints did you!
What makes these paints so special is the high quality with high performance they provide, which means no compromise has to be made if you decide to make the ethical choice. With many choices available such as Claypaint, Eco Chic, Lifestyle and Eggshell finishes for an incredible finish and depth of colour in an extensive range of shades and colours.
Earthborn paints are dedicated to the creation of paints that are environmentally friendly and have a low impact on the environment, this is also comes in hand with extra protection to the health of customers whilst providing a scrumptious array of design choices and paint colours. Perfect for home painters and interior designers and traders.
Special ingredients and manufacturing processes are used to create eco paints that are free from acrylics, oils and vinyls.
Get in touch with your local painter and decorator London for more information about the environmentally friendly paints which are available.
Find a solar installer near you…
May 22, 2017
A professional solar, electrical and roofing solutions to domestic and commercial customers. A company which hold all the necessary accreditation such as MCS, NICEIC, HIES and Safe contractor so you can rely on them to deliver the best possible service. Which also means that all of your Solar PV installations are eligible for the Government Feed-in Tariffs introduced in April 2010.
You can find many commercial electricians in London that can provide this type of service with the exact qualifications to do the job. Modernise your home, and we don’t mean the inside. Get solar energy ASAP and make the world a better place.
Affordable Green Energy & Solar Panels
May 11, 2017
Affordable green energy
Thanks to the surge in Global Warming awareness there has been a dramatic increase in the creation of affordable ‘green energy’ products. These products vary from solar panels to wind farms and can utilise many different natural, renewable sources. This technology can also be used on an industrial or domestic scale, and more and more homes are now fitted with solar panels.
Benefits of solar panels
Solar panels not only reduce carbon emissions, but also reduce the electrical bills of the building on which they are incorporated. The price of having solar panels installed can vary depending on a number of variables; for instance, a large, old house will cost more than a newer build due to the age of the materials used in the building, and as the house will almost certainly need some rewiring work completed beforehand. However, regardless of the original cost, the expenditure is recouped – on average – within four years of installation.
Impacts of global warming and how green energy benefits the planet
May 11, 2017
The Green House Effect
In 1896, the Swedish scientist Svante Arrhenius came up with the theory that by releasing more CO2 emissions into the atmosphere, the planet’s average temperature would gradually rise through a term coined as the “greenhouse effect”. Originally seen as a being a positive effect of CO2 production, further research found that this rise in temperature could have catastrophic consequences for the environment, ecosystems and humanity. This concern resulted in an agreement being reached between multiple countries in which the represented states would decrease the CO2 emissions that they produced, and produce energy through ‘greener’ methods.
Air source heat pumps & wind turbines
Other green energy home products come in the forms of Air Source Heat Pumps and Wind Turbines. Wind turbines, more often than not, are used on an industrial scale, however, there have been a lot of recent developments in wind turbine technology meaning that there are now multiple ways to have a wind turbine installed in your home. Pole-mounted wind turbines are elevated from the ground, and when situated in a suitable position they can generate between 5 – 6 kW of energy. Another form of wind turbine is the building mounted turbine. These wind turbines can be erected on the top of your home. They are much smaller than the pole-mounted turbines, and as such can generate around 1-2 kW of energy. Both types of wind turbine can have a huge effect on decreasing the amount of carbon emissions that your home produces.
Reduction in carbon emission output
The development of low energy appliances also means a reduction in your carbon emission output. These appliances, such as LED light bulbs, require less electrical power to operate, resulting in less electricity being produced and consumed, less emissions, and less money spent on bills! These items also usually have a long life expectancy, meaning that they will not have to be repaired or replaced very often. Similarly, other appliances that use a couple of utilities – like a dishwasher requires electricity and water – focus on reducing the amount of both utilities. For example, washing machines are using less and less electricity and water, reducing both harmful emissions and bills!
Electric cars/CO2 emission free
It is not only your home that can be ‘made greener’, there are a variety of cars now available that are either partially or fully CO2 emission free. There are a few different types of fuel that can be used instead of petrol which give off no CO2 emissions. Electric cars are becoming more popular due to the ease in which they are recharged, and the mileage that they can get when they are fully charged. There are a number of charge points all over the UK where you can top up your vehicle, and more are created each year with the growing number of electrical cars on the road.
Another fuel type is hydrogen
More and more vehicles are being fit with hydrogen fuel cells as they high efficiency along with no CO2 emissions. These fuel cells work by combining hydrogen and oxygen together in order to create a chemical reaction to create water. This water then powers the engine by creating electricity through electrolytes. Because of this, the only by-product of the chemical reaction is water, no CO2 or other harmful chemicals are created. However, due to the lack of easily accessible hydrogen fuel, most of these vehicles use a hybrid fuel system where they are still able to run on petrol or diesel.
Every year new and improved ‘green energy’ products become available for use in home or at work, and, thanks to the research that has gone into these products, they are cheaper than ever to purchase, whilst at the same time helping to reduce your bills. Whilst all these are excellent reasons to look into making your home more green, perhaps the most important is to help to keep our planet safe for future generations.
Top 9 energy efficient ideas on Earth
May 10, 2017
The top 9 energy saving ideas…..
When it comes to energy bills, we’re all looking for ways to save money besides switching our suppliers. Here are some great steps to making your home more energy efficient.
1. Insulation in your home
A third of the cost of heating your home is lost through the walls, so insulating them is the best way to save energy in the home. Installing cavity wall insulation can save you up to £140 per year on your heating bills.
If you don’t have any loft insulation, installing it could save you £175 off your energy bills every year.
2. Energy efficient light bulbs
Replacing just one old light bulb with an energy saving one can cut lighting costs by up to £50 over the lifetime of the bulb. Plus, they last up to 12 times longer than the ordinary light bulbs.
3. Modernized central heating system
About 60% of what you spend on your energy bills in a year is through your boiler, so upgrading to an A-rated high-efficiency condensing boiler could make a big difference – up to £300 a year.
If you are disabled, have children, or on certain benefits you may be eligible for certain grants for a new boiler. Call the free Home Heat Helpline on 0800 33 66 99 for independent advice about what you may be entitled to.
4. Keeping your thermostat low
Turning it down by 1 degree could cut your heating bills by up to 10 per cent and save you around £85 a year. You can also cut your heating bills by installing certain heating controls. If you don’t already have a room thermostat, installing one could save up to £70 a year. If you fit a hot water tank thermostat that can also save £30 a year.
5. Dont use standby, switch them off!
UK households spend an average of £35 leaving appliances on standby, so make sure to switch yours off at the plug. Research has also shown that leaving electrical items like laptops on charge after the battery is full costs around £3 a year.
6. Get those drippy taps sorted
A dripping hot water tap can waste enough hot water to fill half a bath in just one week, so fix those leaking taps and make sure they’re all fully turned off.
7. Draught proof your home
Fully draught proofing your home could save an average of £55 a year, not to mention making it a lot more cosy!
8. Insulation on your hot water tank
An insulation jacket costs around £15 and can save around £45 a year on your heating bill, paying for itself in less than six months.
9. Install a electricity monitor
Electricity monitors show you in real time how much electricity you are using, which can help you make decisions about your energy use and become more efficient. At the moment you can get an electricity monitor from around £25 online and they are easy to install yourself.