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Energy adviser Mark Saunders recently visited 10 homes in West Oxford to offer one to one energy advice visits which we sponsored as part of a pilot project. He found that staying warm without incurring a huge energy bill was foremost for many, as was treating a particularly cold room, or dealing with a long put off energy / warmth saving project. Most of the homes he visited were typical of the area; being Victorian terraced properties, many opened up downstairs and still retained single-glazed sash windows etc. These houses were not built for warmth, but there are things that can be done to make them warmer.

Drawing on his 15 years of home energy advice experience, Mark was able to offer householders advice to help people make their homes more energy efficient. He has now summarised all the most sought after advice based on his home visits and the energy saving advice clinics he gave at our ‘Bring and Take’ events.  We are pleased to share this so that everyone can learn from this pilot project.

The advice is contained in this leaflet ‘Practical solutions for a warmer home’.

The leaflet includes solutions to the following issues:

– insulationg boarded lofts

– dealing with old windows

– treating cold walls and cold ground floors

– draughty front doors

– optimising your hot water

– getting the most out of your radiators

Our thanks to Mark for sharing his expertise and experience with us.

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