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….all I need is the air that I breathe

One of my favourite songs is “The air that I Breathe” by the Hollies.  Showing my age, I know, but like the song, I’m a classic! For those of you too young to know it and for the rest of … Continue reading

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cold women need warm hearths

In my last post, I mentioned that I need heat. I am a cold woman! So, if asked what is my favourite item in my home, I will reply, without hesitation “Monica”! Monica Pellet Stove by Ravelli   Monica is … Continue reading

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enough… about me

There is some debate whether the old adage ‘Ne’er cast a clout till May be out’  refers to the end of May or the blooming of the hawthorn “May” blossom. Since neither have arrived yet, I wrap up well, and sit … Continue reading

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a warm home

Why use Insulation? The first statement of the 2nd law of thermodynamics – heat flows spontaneously from a hot to a cold body          In winter, the colder it is outside, the faster heat from your home will escape into the … Continue reading

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you are in control

Thermostats Room Thermostat A temperature sensing device used to maintain the air temperature within a room to a set level whenever the heating circuit is timed to be on.The best location is in a room which is always heated and is … Continue reading

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wood …the natural answer

Things to consider when using wood as a fuel One of the most common mistakes people make is to burn green, non-seasoned wood. Green wood can contain up to 75% moisture, a figure that has a considerable effect on the … Continue reading

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tool or tax….you decide

What is a Building Energy Rating? A Building Energy Rating (BER) will provide a clear energy rating for a house thus making the energy performance visible.  The EU directive on Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) requires that when a … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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Hello to all, my first post on my new blog!

Hello to all, my first post on my new blog! Not normally stuck for anything to say, I find myself just like the page…blank! The picture is how I see myself living in the future. a long tree-lined driveway with some land on either side, … Continue reading

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