Article originally posted by Alex Barrett on YouGen http://www.yougen.co.uk/blog-entry/2866/How+do+you+assess+the+efficiency+of+a+ground+source+heat+pump’3F/ and posted here with permission from You Gen Ground Source Heat Pumps (GSHP) extract heat from the ground, and use it to produce hot water. By burying pipes just a few metres below the ground you can take advantage of this readily available supply of thermal energy, … Continue reading How Ground Source Heat Pumps work and how efficient they are
As you may have heard, the governments proposal to reduce pollution includes wood burners, which, along with solid fuels, cause 38% of particulate pollution. This ban, however, should not affect our wood pellet customers for two reasons: Firstly, the focus of this law is on particular zones, usually town centres where smoke control has become … Continue reading Our thoughts on the planned wood burner ban
Derek did a great job with this eComapct 250 – installation in the sunshine – looking great in Llanwrtyd Wells Outdoors in mid Wales…we could really only do this this week!!
What’s the difference between an air source heat pump and a ground source heat pump? ASHPs draw their heat from the air and consist of an outdoor unit that looks like a big fan on an air conditioner unit and typically measures about 1.5m x 1.5m for a three bed house. This is usually connected … Continue reading Air source heat pumps or ground source?
Renewable Heat Incentive reforms come into force Originally posted by Sam Tonge on http://www.yougen.co.uk The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) drafted reforms for both the Domestic and Non-Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) schemes. These reforms have been approved following a debate in Parliament, and are to come into force on 22 May 2018. In … Continue reading Renewable Heat Incentive reforms come into force
Klover Star 18 SUMMER SALE We’re offering 10% off all Star 18’s ordered between now and August 31st. Here’s a case study of one of our Klover installations https://birdshill.wales/case-study/red-klover-star-pellet-boiler-stove-installed-national-trust-flat-stackpole-pembrokeshire/ … You could earn £10,600 over 7 years form the domestic RHI. Contact us: https://birdshill.wales/contact-us/
One of our most prominent clients are Kinloch Sheep Dogs. Angie was the first woman to win the Welsh National Sheep Dog Championship. Together with her partner Kelvin she lives in an idyllic spot near Brechfa, Carmarthenshire, where they breed and train champion sheep dogs. Most recently Kelvin and his dogs had a terrific day at the … Continue reading More success for Kinloch Sheep Dogs
The International Energy Agency has some exciting news to share: In 2016, the world would have used 12% more energy had it not been for energy efficiency improvements since 2000 – the equivalent to adding another EU in the global energy market For full article see here Improved energy efficiency has reduced household expenditure … Continue reading Good news: Energy efficiency improvements save 12% of ‘would be’ global energy usage
This article makes a great case for switching to renewable energy and clarifies a few facts and busts some myths around the renewable energy sector: http://www.yougen.co.uk/blog-entry/3039/Renewable+energy+for+businesses+-+making+the+sums+add+up/ We agree with its main messages In the current unstable economic climate, energy-self-sufficiency brings a degree of financial certainty against currency exchange rates and oil prices Price and market developments … Continue reading The business case for going green remains as compelling as ever.
Electricity generated by burning wood pellets is in principle green fuel because carbon emitted when it’s burnt is offset by the carbon absorbed when the trees are growing. When trees are felled, more are planted. Stumbling across this BBC programme, it turns out a major British electricity generator has begun importing wood pellets from the United … Continue reading How green are wood pellets?