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"26% of UK emissions come from our homes..."
Our homes represent a large contributor to our carbon footprint. Yet we know relatively little about how to operate them efficiently. Compare your home with your car, for example, you are likely to have a vehicle logbook, owners manual, service manual and records of previous owners, for an asset that costs a fraction of the price of your home.

You are unlikely to have much, if any, documentation regarding the operation and efficient use of your home. Keeping Blue is here to show you how you could be saving money, and if necessary, what investment you can make to improve your home's energy performance.

We all would like to pay lower bills and for many this is a possibility with little to no investment required. For those who would like lower bills as well as a return on investment, a number of renewable energy and low carbon options are available offering attractive ROI's.

Services for Residential Buildings:
  • Renewable Energy Feasibility Studies  
  • Home Energy Audit
  • Thermal Efficiency Review (Excess Glazing Calculations)
  • Daylight Factor Calculations

It is encouraging  to observe the recent surge of solar PV installations, which can be explained by the successful government initiative known as the 'Feed-in Tariff' (FiT) scheme. Also recently announced is the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), which operates in a similar manner and is unique to the UK.

Solar panel prices are at an all-time low in the UK, owing largely to the flourish of demand and increased manufacturing volumes. Prices can be expected to become more and more affordable, opening the doors of investment opportunity to the masses.

Keeping Blue can offer feasibility studies for a full range of eligible technologies, pinpointing the most suitable for your home. An analysis of anticipated savings and earnings from your installation will be presented to you in a clear and straightforward fashion, enabling an informed decision on the best route to take.

FiT Technologies:
  • Solar PV
  • Hydro
  • Wind
  • CHP

RHI Technologies:
  • Solar Thermal
  • Biomass
  • Air Source & Ground Source Heat Pump

Do you treat your energy bills as a fixed expense? With some wise investment, your home could become a well-oiled machine costing you less to heat and run, and providing year round comfort for your family.

The average boiler has a lifespan of 10-15 years, and you would be forgiven for thinking that a like-for-like replacement is necessary when it is due for replacement. However, if you have upgraded your home insulation recently it is likely that a smaller system will suit your property. A correctly matched boiler will always operate more efficiently than an oversized system, and of course will cost less up front. As part of your Home Energy Review, Keeping Blue will analyse the heat losses and heat gains in your home, and advise on a suitable heating system replacment. In many cases, we will seek to pursue a low carbon technology such as CHP or a Heat Pump, whilst describing in simple terms the benefit and payback period of such a system.

Simple measures can be taken to ensure you are not paying more than you should be each month. Lighting technology has advanced rapidly with the popularisation of Compact Fluorescent (pictured) and Light Emitting Diode (LED) technologies. In addition, digital controls can optimise heating periods to reduce waste. A review of your recent bills will enable us to compare your annual spend with benchmark figures, highlighting whether you could be overspending. Your Home Energy Review will include all 'Low and No Cost' measures applicable to your home.

We will also check your eligibility for grants and funding, to see if you are entitled to any freebies. If your home has cavity walls or is lacking loft insulation, you could receive a free installation. The government has recently announced the Green Deal for qualifying homes and businesses. Under this breakthrough programme, energy saving equipment and upgrades to your home or business can be installed and paid for through savings on your bills. Speak to us for more information.

If you are planning an extension or refurbishment to your property, your local planning authority may request Daylight Calculations or a Thermal Efficiency Review. Keeping Blue can provide a report for issue to the local planning authority and/or Building Control, in order to discharge any conditions relating to your planning application.