New database of ‘passive house’ components

Whether just browsing or to find a specific product – a new online database provides a detailed overview of components for Passive House construction. All of the products, which have been independently tested and certified with reference to their energy-relevant qualities, are listed together with relevant technical information; triple-glazed windows and ventilation systems with heat…

Kettle just boiled?

Power usage – Kettles As with all appliances, different models and brands of kettle are all made differently and therefore have different rates of energy consumption. The average kettle is between 2 and 3 kilowatts (kw). The electricity that you use in your home is measures in kilowatt hours (kWh) which is the number of…

Ways to insulate your home and cut bills

Although controlling your heating intelligently is a clever way to cut costs it only works by lowering temperatures in your home (at strategic times). Improving your home’s insulation is different, it results in you getting more comfort for every pound you spend on energy. And better comfort is truly valuable. In this graph I estimated…