Category Archives: Energy Saving


What Are the Benefits of Heat Recovery Systems?

If you own a house or a business, you’re probably always trying to find a way to cut down on your energy costs and reduce your monthly utility bills. While you can do that by changing your habits, installing energy efficient appliances, or making renovations that will improve the energy efficiency of the building, not enough people consider heat recovery units as a solution. Heat recovery systems are a great way to save energy and have tons of benefits that make them a smart choice for anyone. Here are some of the major benefits heat recovery technology has to offer.
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The Natural Touch – Shifting Toward a More Sustainable Lifestyle

Sustainability is a relatively new term being used in all aspects of our lives. But, what does sustainability really mean? Living a sustainable life means making every effort to live in a way that leaves behind as little an environmental footprint as possible. The concept of sustainability aims to ensure that however we choose to live in the world, it will have a lasting yet low impact on our environment and our planet.
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Making Your Home Beautiful While Keeping It Eco-friendly

Sometimes home refurbishment can be a daunting task, especially while you try to keep things under budget or if this is the first time you planned for a project like this. However, it isn’t exactly undoable and there are a lot of things you can do to make the task incredibly easy. In fact, you can even choose eco-friendly materials and methods while giving your home that much needed makeover. Here are some tips to get you started:

  1. Get professional help and plan ahead. If this is your first time trying to renovate and refurbish your home it would be wise to consult a professional and ask for tips and pointers, or even hire him to lead the project if you have enough money to hire him. If you don’t have the cash to consult a pro, there are sites and videos on the Internet that have professionals doing tutorials and giving tips on different styles and designs, including how to pick low cost decorating supplies and apply them.
  1. Do not be afraid to spend a bit more. Keeping your project under budget is good, but there are times when you have to spend a bit more for extra purchases, especially when it comes to the necessary materials and items you need for this project. What you should be avoiding however is unnecessary extra expenses. Avoid making changes to your plans while the project is going on. If it is possible, try to balance out the price and quality of the materials you’ll be needing.
  2. Eco-friendly materials. Choosing eco-friendly and energy-saving home furnishing materials or items for the lights and the bathroom will benefit you in the long run, so choose these items as much as you can. Some of it might be slightly more expensive than ordinary lights or toilets but you’ll get your money back and more after a while.
  1. Using innovative materials. Some materials have special properties that can help you reduce the need for future cleaning materials. Using these new materials will help you make your home eco-friendlier and reduce future costs for cleaning materials. Many of these materials are quite common and cheap and it only takes your imagination to incorporate them into your project.

Finally, before starting the project, check everything once more to see if all the expenses fall within your budget. And remember to stick to the budget as much as possible when the project begins. Also, if there are surpluses, it would be wise to sell them, rather than keep them, if you don’t have a good place to store them. This way, you’ll also get some of your money back that you can use to start saving up for your next project.


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Advantages and Disadvantages of Combi Boilers for a Warm Home

Combi boilers, or combination boilers, combine water heating and central heating in a compact unit. Many people in the UK have chosen to have this system installed in their homes for a number of reasons. They are highly efficient and compact, making them suitable for homes with limited space. The system can be fired by oil, gas or LPG. If you are looking to replace your current boiler, weigh up the pros and cons of a combi boiler system.
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Eco-Friendly Garage Door

How to Choose an Eco-Friendly Garage Door

An environmentally friendly home means many things. It means high quality insulation. It means designing and installing fittings and fixtures which help save power and water, and thus save you money too, on utility bills. And it also means an energy-efficient garage door. Many people overlook the importance of an eco-friendly garage door when it comes to living in a “green” house. Here’s more about the importance of an environmentally friendly garage door.
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5 Reasons Why You Should Still Use LED Downlights Despite the Price

LED downlights have been around for some time. One of the reasons why the demand hasn’t increase drastically despite all the advantages is the price. On average, they are 40% more expensive than regular halogen and fluorescent lights used at home. Despite this fact, you should still consider using them. Here are some reasons why.

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  1. Longevity. If you are searching for lights that are meant to last for a long time, you should choose LED downlights. On average, they can last for 25,000 hours to a maximum of 100,000 hours. Traditional light bulbs on the other hand are only going to last for up to 25,000 hours at best. Therefore, you might have to keep changing these light bulbs.
  2. Intensity. Although both options can produce intense light, the good thing about downlights is that there are several choices. You can decide how bright the lights are depending on where you intend to use them.
  3. Environmentally-friendly. LED downlights don’t emit carbon dioxide unlike traditional lights. We all know that carbon dioxide is what makes global warming worse. In the absence of carbon dioxide, you won’t feel guilty anymore about the use of the lights over an extended period of time. Some downlights are even used to secure homes and are on for several hours each day.
  4. No radiation. With the absence of mercury and other harmful elements causing radiation, it is totally safe to use LED downlights. You will also not feel worried that your kids are exposed to these lights when used at home.
  5. Heat resistant. One problem with traditional lights when used over an extended period of time is that they get too hot. They might even explode due to the heat. In some cases, they end up causing fire. This is such a huge risk you can’t afford to take. The good thing about LED downlights is that they can dissipate heat. They have the ability to prevent heat from escalating. Therefore, even if you forget to turn them off overnight, you won’t be at risk of fire.

These are just some of the benefits that you will get from using LED downlights. Therefore, you should take a closer look at them now and ignore the price. When you are getting all the benefits anyway, nothing should stop you from buying them. You can start now by looking at Aurora Lighting for more information.


A lot of people have given LED downlights a try. You should do the same thing and avail of these benefits. Besides, you won’t have to replace these lights often. They are also low maintenance. In the long run, you will save more money by not using traditional lights.


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Resolve to Help Your Environment With Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy

Many of us have kicked off the new year with heaps of resolutions to abide by for the next few months. We look to trim down, get more active, achieve our career goals, and the list goes on and on. As much as those goals matter, they are clearly associated to our specific individual needs for our personal gain. How about we resolve to improve the environment we live in and how we use the resources that offer us the quality of life we’re accustomed to? One way of achieving this is by switching to renewable energy as a source of power for our daily lives. It’s incredible what we can gain, from a personal to a societal level, when we resolve to make these sorts of positive changes in our lives. Read on to discover basic tips on how you can take simple steps to help the environment with renewable energy. Here’s to a healthy planet in 2017!
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