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We will look through your last two years utility bills [gas/oil, electricity & water] to check how much energy your property uses and see what can be done to cut your bills. We will compare what was spent in summer and winter to identify trends and see what opportunities there are to save you money.

We will compare your costs against an average for your house size, type and location. This will give an indication of how your home compares to the average and importantly what can be done to save you money.

We aim to save you money without you changing anything you do. However once you know how much your electricity costs every time you switch on a light or boil the kettle. You may choose to change what you do and save even more.

You will be surprised at the savings that can be made by making a few changes to how you use utilities in your home. We have an extensive range of inexpensive equipment that can save you much more than you think.

We want to end fuel poverty for everyone. We cannot improve your income but we can definitely make what you have, go further.

Households are considered to be in ‘fuel poverty’ if they would have to spend more than 10% of their household income on fuel to keep their home in a ‘satisfactory’ condition. Satisfactory is defined as maintaining living areas at 21 degrees centigrade with 18 degrees centigrade in the other occupied rooms.

Gas consumption is generally governed by the size of property.

Number of bedrooms in house

Average gas consumption per year (kWh)

Cost per year [2012]

based on 4p per kWh

Cost per year [2017]

based on 4p per kWh

+ expected 60% increase in retail gas prices

1

10,000

£400.00

£640.00

2

15,000

£600.00

£960.00

3

25,000

£1,000.00

£1,600.00

4

29,000

£1,160.00

£1,856.00

5 or more

Add 2500 kWh per room

£100.00

per room

£160.00

per room

Electric energy consumption is generally governed by the number of occupants and time spent in the property. Average electricity consumption levels are detailed in the table below.

Occupancy

Consumption kWh

2012

[£0.135 p kWh]

Cost per year [2017]

Based on £0.135 p kWh

+ expected 60% increase in retail electricity prices

Single person

3100 kWh

£418.50

£669.60

Working couple

4200 kWh

£567.00

£907.20

Family + 2 children

5500 kWh

£742.50

£1188.00

Each additional person

750 kWh

£101.25

£162.00

AIM – Improving your world without costing the earth

 

Home Energy Assessment

What we do

We work with you to check every appliance in your home. We note how much power each item uses and give you an expected cost to run each item per hour. You can then decide how best to use those items in the future.

The home energy assessment will also help you make informed choices when you need to replace or upgrade any items of equipment in your home.

Cost

Our whole home energy assessment service costs £75. We expect most homes to save up to £500 per year. IF WE CANNOT SAVE YOU MONEY, WE WILL NOT CHARGE YOU FOR OUR SERVICE.

We are a Social Enterprise and spend 50% of our profits on Community energy projects.

Your Heating System and Controls

We will check the size and type of radiators you have to make sure they are the right size for each room. If you need to replace any radiators in the future, the home energy assessment will show you what you need to heat each room efficiently.

We look at what type of radiator valves and central heating controls you have. The home energy assessment will list possible improvements you can make to get your central heating system work better, keeping you warm, and importantly saving you money.

Your Lighting

We will look at what lighting you have inside and outside your home. Our home energy assessment will list possible improvements you can make. We will detail costs and importantly how long it will take for any money spent, to be saved by reduced spending on your electricity bill.

Unlike many other Companies we don’t just want to sell you products. We want you to be able to make the best choices for your needs. We can offer and fit central heating boiler controls and radiator valves for you. But you are under no obligation to buy anything.

Your Electrical System

Our home energy assessment will look at your electrical system to make sure you have all items needed for your safety at home. The Electrical Visual Condition Report will show any items you may need. We will list anything you may need and offer free advice on what can be done to improve electrical safety in your home.

Your Water Supply

Our home energy assessment will look at your bath, shower, toilet, wash basins and sinks to check how much water you use. We will also look at your water using devices such as washing machine and dish washer to see how much water you use and offer advice on ways to save water.

Your Utility Bills

We will check how much you have spent on gas/oil, electricity and water to see if you are spending more than average. We can help you choose energy providers to make sure you are getting the best deal.

We are here for information and advice  to help save you money and make the world a better place.


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