Make energy bills a little less scary - Be Energy Aware!
Did you know your energy bill is made up of four main components – heating, lighting, water (heating) and appliances? From 13-26th October in collaboration with Virgin Money, B&Q, Osram, Thames Water, Amicus Horizon, Energy Saving Trust and Department of Energy and Climate Change we’re encouraging you to be #energyaware.
Check out the tips and tricks about how you can save money on your energy bill by making simple changes in the home today! Read more.
There are many ways you can make energy bills a little less scary – saving you money and energy. Energy in the home can be divided into four main areas – heating, lighting, water (heating) and appliances. Heating- is…Continue Reading
Did you know heating is the largest consumer of energy in the home? Often heat is lost through draughts in windows and doors, and through poor insulation. Peter Halfpenny aka Project Pete (B&Q’s very own Bruce Willis look-a-like) is the…Continue Reading
Lighting is one of the biggest energy uses in the home. Cutting your lighting bill is one of the easiest ways to save energy and money. But where do you start? With such an extensive range of lighting technology available to…Continue Reading
Appliances from kitchen goods and home media to computer equipment take up a staggering amount of energy – both in powering the appliance and in many instances heating the water for use in the appliance- think washing machine, dishwasher, kettle…Continue Reading
All you need to know about LED lighting!
Lighting. It’s something we take for granted yet rely on to run our lives. But what you may not realise is that changing your lighting habits is one of the easiest ways to reduce your energy usage and hence save you money. Simply switching to LED lighting can save on average 90% compared to incandescent light bulbs (the old ones most of us still have around the house). If you’re thinking it all sounds too good to be true. Well, it’s….NOT! And we don’t want you to take our word for it either! So we’ve made some films. The Osram LED Lighting challenge saw 10 households in the village of Westbourne, West Sussex switch to LED lighting for one month. Watch the video to see the results for yourself!
At Home with Energy
What will energy in the home look like in the future? How will we heat, light and power appliances and homes in 2025 and beyond and what integrated devices will control these elements to ensure wireless, remote energy efficiency? Andy Stanford-Clark from IBM provides an insight into the future of energy in the home empowering you to save energy and money today! Check out the other At Home with Energy videos;
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Water (heating) Energy Myths- Giveaway
Do you know your energy facts from fiction? Dispel some water energy myths by visiting our Facebook page for your chance to win!
Heating Energy Myths- Giveaway
Do you know your energy facts from fiction? Dispel some heating energy myths by visiting our Facebook page for your chance to win!
LED Light Bulb Promotion
Head to a B&Q store for a great deal on OSRAM LED light bulbs- buy two bulbs for £15!
Time to ‘fess up! What’s your energy sin? Tell us your energy sin on Twitter #energysin #energyaware
Lighting Energy Myths- Giveaway
Do you know your energy facts from fiction? Dispel some lighting energy myths by visiting our Facebook page for your chance to win!
Time to polish that halo! Tweet us how you’ve become an energy saint in and around your home #energyaware
Appliance Energy Myths Giveaway
Do you know your energy facts from fiction? Dispel some appliance energy myths by visiting our Facebook page for your chance to win!