What happens when you put two energy experts in a room and ask them to get to the bottom of nuclear power. We take you through all the big questions of nuclear power. Doesn’t nuclear waste harm the environment? Isn’t nuclear power expensive? Aren’t nuclear plants dangerous? GreenAge, are you crazy?! We’re discussing it all.
What happens when you put two energy experts in a room and ask them their top tips for energy saving this summer? The weather is hotting up and so are we as we ask what are the best ways to stay cool and save energy in these (sometimes) sunny months, which energy-saving renovations are best done now, and what projects you can do yourself. We also discuss some more.... experimental ideas 😂
What happens when you put two energy experts in a room and ask them what is replacing the Feed-in Tariff? The Smart Export Guarantee is a new policy that the government has announced to force energy companies to create competitive export tariffs for renewable energy. It's a big change for the industry and we have a lot of opinions about it! Read the rest of this entry »
What happens when you put two energy experts in a room and ask them to explain the mysterious world of U-values? Oh yes, you guessed it, this week we delve even deeper into the wonderful world of insulation calculations and what they mean for you. Why do you need a U-value and why doesn't it matter? More importantly, what is why and how do you figure it out?!
After that, we discuss the climate change protests sweeping the UK and James drops a B-bomb on Nick. You've been warned, watchers!
What happens when you put two energy experts in a room and ask them to explain the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)? This week's episode features one of the government's biggest domestic subsidies for eco-friendly heating. That means biomass boilers, heat pumps, and solar thermal. James and Nick take you through how to apply, what the requirements are, and delve into the nitty-gritty of how much you can expect to be paid.
What happens when you put two energy experts in a room and ask them all about insulation? Our Insulation Masterclass Series rounds off with all the things we didn’t cover before. That’s right, in one episode we get through windows, conservatories, floors, doors, roofs, pipes, and more.
What happens when you put two energy experts in a room and ask them all about insulating walls? Part 3 of our Insulation Masterclass Series is carrying on with walls wall walls. This time we’re delving deep into cavity wall insulation and warming up with internal insulation. We talk advantages, disadvantages, costs, damp spots, and more.
What happens when you put two energy experts in a room and ask them all about external wall insulation? The second instalment of our Insulation Masterclass Series is all about those pesky solid walls and how to keep them warm. We talk every external wall insulation - how much it costs, how to do it, and whether it’s right for you.
We put your questions to James and Nick, from solar panels and boiler efficiency to wind turbines and external wall insulation. Check the description to jump to the questions you’d like to hear answered.
- What is the difference between solar PV and thermal? 1:40
- How do I know if I have a cavity wall and whether or not it’s insulated? 3:20
- How can I find out my boiler’s efficiency level? 5:15
- Are free solar panels a good idea? 8:18
- Is external wall insulation dangerous? 9:52
- It is cheaper to keep my heating on all the time? 12:48
- Should I replace my conventional boiler with a combi? 15:45
- What is the difference between a vented and unvented cylinder system? 17:17
- Should I get a wind turbine on my property? 18:15
- Who should I contact to get gas connected to my property? 19:28
- How do thermostatic radiator valves work? 22:01
- Where can I get a new back boiler? 24:22
- Can I get an air source heat pump for free? 25:40
- What is the cheapest kind of insulation for lofts? 28:08
We're talking warm lofts, cold lofts, big lofts, small lofts, and all lofts in between. What kind of loft insulation should you use? How should you install it? Is loft insulation worth it?
Loft insulation is a fantastic insulation measure, cheap to install and easy to put in the attic area. Without proper loft insulation, a lot of the warmth produced by your heating system escapes through the roof of your property; in fact, as much as 25% of the heat in an uninsulated house is lost in this way. Loft insulation acts as a barrier, slowing the movement of heat out of the property during the winter and into the property during the summer.