Energy Saving Case Study 5
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House Age: Modern (1970 - Now)
Energy Saving Improvement 1
Energy Saving Improvement 2
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Energy Saving Improvements Details
The house was built in 1973 and is in an exposed rural location off the mains gas network. They installed cavity wall insulation in 1979 and have loft insulation and some double and secondary glazing.
The owners decided to change their behaviour by turning things off when not needed, to use less water for cooking and making drinks and use a slow cooker instead of the oven when possible. It cost nothing and the savings amounted to £210 in the first year. They also bought an A rated freezer and changed to low energy lights.
Photo voltaic panels have been fitted on the west facing roof capable of generating up to 3.9kWp.
The house has an EPC in band D and SAP68 producing 7.7tCO2 annually. The report suggested changing their oil boiler which they are now doing and fitting a wood pellet boiler in its place. This should reduce the CO2 to less than 2.0t annually.