Energy Saving for the Trade

For example: Solar PV + Battery Storage + Changing all bulbs to LED = Massive bill reductions for the property owner

If offering energy saving advice is your thing, there are many low-cost tips you could provide to customers (see our homeowner guide)

However, for customers looking for more effective ways of making their homes energy efficient, you can help them with:

There has been lots of media coverage of the issue in recent years about the increasing costs of electricity, gas and other sources of energy, and a big rise in the number of customers looking for ways to reduce their energy bills.

Wherever people want a service there is a great opportunity for tradespeople to offer a service and make extra money on a job.

Have you considered offering an energy saving package to renovation works?

Renewable Technologies

Installing renewable technologies such as air source heat pumps, solar PV, biomass and underfloor heating can help lower homeowners energy bills and protect them against rising energy prices. If you’re not trained to install renewables, check out our range of renewables training courses.

Battery Storage is a new technology that, when aligned with solar panels, can reduce the reliance of a property on the national grid by up to 60%: fabulous for power cuts.

Insulation

Good quality insulation installed correctly can significantly reduce heat lost through the doors, windows, loft, walls, floors and pipes or cylinders. We’ve got a range of high quality insulation products from Knauf, Kingspan and Celotex. Check out our training courses, too.

Domestic heating

Improving the domestic hot water system of a property can help to reduce energy consumption. For example, using energy-efficient boilers and radiators, as well as pipe lagging can reduce the amount of energy required to heat a home.

Draught proofing

A typical property built to 2006 building regulations loses around 30% of its heat through junctions and around windows by a process called ‘thermal bridging’.

Identifying these areas and proofing them can help reduce heat loss. Simple solutions can help reduce this, such as, applying draught strips around windows, sealing gaps around flues, vents or cables and draught proofing gaps around outside doors plus keyholes and letterboxes.