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The property was built in the late 1950’s, and when we moved in had no energy saving measures at all. Double galzing was installed 20 years ago because existing windows were in poor condition.
Only 6 years ago did we start to look at energy savings in the home, the first big step was to install a log burning stove and energy saving lighting throuout. More recently the cavity wall was filled and the loft insulation upgraded as part of the insulate Hampshire initiative. And last year we installed a free solar array of 2.82 kWh.
I have been amazed at the electricity produced from the 2.82 kWh array, 2500 kWh in 11 months.
The log burning stove is my favourite improvement, for two reasons, firstly savings of around 10000 kWh or £350 from my gas bill. And secondly for the aesthetic benefits of looks, instant warmth and the snug cosy effect it emanates.
I’m looking to install triple glazing later this year.
Updated on 07/06/14