Renewable Energy

The time to act is now when it comes to reducing our carbon footprint, cutting down on CO2 emissions and using alternative methods to create the energy we need to use everyday appliances and heat our homes. There are a number of different ways to make a difference. Aqua-serve is flying the flag for a greener planet by offering the following solutions as part of our services.

  • Solar Thermal Panels
  • Heat Pumps
  • Air To Water Pumps
  • Energy Towers

There are various types of funding schemes and grants when considering a renewable energy solution. You must also take into consideration that when most of these solutions must adhere strictly to current building regulations and often require planning permission before they can be utilised and installed. Aquaserve can aid in all aspects of this so please contact us here for more information or with any questions you may have.

There are many ways you can start to save energy around the home.  The tips below can help you to save money, save energy and lower your carbon footprint in one go!  If you follow these simple steps you can save over £300* a year off your fuel bills, that’s almost £3 billion across the UK if we all take action.

One of the most important things you can do is consider replacing your boiler if it is over ten years old, with one that is more efficient. This will have the benefit of lowering your heating bills and reducing your impact on the environment.  However, there are plenty of things you can do straight away to save energy and lower your bills.

Also by following the energy tips below means, you will be lowering the energy you use from fossil fuels, which release greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. These are the gases that cause climate change – follow these tips and we could all save 13million tonnes of CO2 a year.

Click each toggle ‘+’ icon below to find out information on each energy saving tip:

If you leave your television on standby, it’s still using electricity even though you think it’s switched off.  By turning it off at the switch you could save money – the average household wastes £37 a year by leaving appliances on standby (source: Energywatch, the gas and electricity watchdog).
Replace your old boiler.  If your boiler is over ten years old you might want to replace it for one that is more efficient.  Replacing your old boiler with a high efficiency condensing boiler as well as a full set of heating controls could save between £190 and £230 a year, according to the Energy Saving Trust.
Only boil as much as you need.  When using your kettle you could save energy by only boiling the water that you need.  An easy way to do this fills the cup you are going to use and then pour this into the kettle.  Make sure you add a bit to allow for evaporation and be sure to cover the element if you use an electric kettle.
By turning your thermostat down by 1oC you could cut your heating bills by up to 10 per cent.
Energy efficient bulbs last 10 times longer than ordinary bulbs. Energywatch estimates that for every energy efficient bulb fitted could lead to an annual saving of £9.  They believe that if every UK household installed just one bulb we’d save over £80 million per year and enough energy to supply all the street lighting in the UK!  And don’t forget to switch off lights when you leave a room too.
Not using your tumble dryer during the warmer months of the year could save you around £10* a year.Hot water tank. Lag your hot water tank and insulate hot water pipes. Tank jackets cost from just £12*, they’re simple to fit and could pay for themselves in 6 months.
Why not top up your loft insulation? Did you know that the recommended depth is 270mm? Cavity wall insulation and topping up your loft insulation in your home will not only reduce the heat escaping from the roof and walls – it could also save you up to £180* per year.