the stranger with the briefcase…the expert!

Are you a sitting target waiting for the suit with the briefcase? Will unfamiliar terminology blind, bedazzle and intimidate?

Terms such as:

  • Climate change
  • Fossil fuels
  • Carbon tax
  • Energy efficiency
  • Renewable technology
  • U Value
  • Biomass
  • Solar
  • Photovoltaic
  • Etc. etc. etc. etc.

What does all this mean to you?

Here, I will try to take away the mystery, explain the terminology in layman’s terms and advise on some of the questions you should ask from the “sales suits”, and remember:

It is unwise to pay too much, but it is worse to pay too little!

When you pay too much you lose a little money-that’s all.

When you pay too little, sometimes you lose everything,

Because the thing you bought was incapable of doing the thing it was bought to do.

The common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a lot- it can’t be done!

If you deal with the lowest bidder it is well to add something for the risk you run.

And if you do that, you will have enough to pay for something better!

John Ruskin 1860

In this blog My Simple Guide to Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technologies I will keep it simple.

Please feel free to ask questions as we get to know each other. I will answer if I know the answer, and if not, I will  guide you in the right direction. I hope you enjoy!



About Pat Murphy

True to me; Mother, Wife, Friend, Environmentalist; Living comfortably; Being warm; Knowing what's enough; Chair of WFQA (Irish wood fuel quality assurance scheme)
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