Edgeview

Energy-saving improvements

  • Low-cost improvements
    Low-cost improvements
  • 'Big' insulation works
    'Big' insulation works
  • Glazing
    Glazing
  • Lighting systems and electrical appliances
    Lighting systems and electrical appliances
  • High spec heating
    High spec heating
  • Renewables: heat
    Renewables: heat
  • Renewables: electricity
    Renewables: electricity
  • Water management
    Water management
  • Lifestyle change
    Lifestyle change

Location

Edge View, Edge View
Soudley
Church Stretton
Shropshire
SY6 7HF

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Opening times

17 Oct 2015
10.00am to 4.00pm

This event has now finished.

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1960s bungalow with 5 bedrooms built on top in 1989.  
 
EPC  -  D but now C having put in underfloor insulation.
 
 
THEN..
Water was heated by oil Rayburn cooker + immersion heater.  Heating: open fire in lounge and storage heaters
Energy consumption: Electricity – 25,300kwh pa (storage heaters 17,400pa,  all other electricity 7,900)
Oil – 2,400 litres pa just to heat the kitchen and provide hot water
 
NOW
Electricity about 3,400kwh pa including charging electric car (c1800kWh without car). Green tariff (of course)
Oil Central heating (cost about £6,000 to install) uses about 1500 litres pa
 
Most changes were partly down to concern about the costs of running the home and an abhorrence of waste. However they have also made living here much more comfortable. It’s better to have low heat in and low heat loss than high heat in and high heat loss. The electric car saves c£1,000 pa in diesel – a bit less as price of diesel has come down (I understand…) and there is no road tax and low insurance. But it’s still a very expensive car! (we bought it to encourage the EV industry).  PV panels will pay for themselves in 8-9 years and give a good return on the investment; (this will sadly no longer be the case for those installing PV from next year). Unexpected benefits of PV – the panels shade the roof so in summer the loft remains cool. 
 
Directions
Follow the signs – satnav stops a bit short so carry on up the road.  Two dogs, friendly but noisy; ample parking
 
 
 

Location

Edge View, Edge View
Soudley
Church Stretton
Shropshire
SY6 7HF

View on map

Opening times

17 Oct 2015
10.00am to 4.00pm

This event has now finished.

Just turn up Follow directions

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