Standard brick and tile construction house built in 1970. We have lived here for nearly 18 years and in that time have replaced all the windows with double glazed windows, further insulated the roof space and installed a log burner in the living room.
In 2011 we had the cavity walls insulated, installed Solar PV panels (by Salop Energy) and Solar hot water (new condenser boiler by British Gas and thermal panel by a contractor of Worcester Bosch).
The savings on hot water are difficult to quantify, but in the summer months we don’t need to heat the water at all. We receive more in payments through the FIT (feed in tariff) scheme from our PV panels than our electricity and gas bills combined. When Salop installed the PV panels, we were told that the pay back time would be around 7 years.
The only noticeable changes we have made is to use appliances such as the dishwasher and washing machine when we are generating electricity i.e. when the sun shines!
Satnav gets you to the house. From URC Hall turn right follow road back into town, straight over mini roundabout, then onto crossroads. Turn right down Sandford Avenue, straight over crossroads at traffic lights onto B4371 to Much Wenlock. Turn first left down Watling Street North (single lane road). Continue on road and soon after sharp right bend, take second left turn into Oaks Road. Continue up the road and at the top of the hill, our house is on the left with blue double garage doors. It can’t be missed: solar panels stand out on the roof!
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