We all love Nest Technology!

Since launching in the UK on the 2nd April 2014, the Nest Learning Thermostat has taken the country by storm. Already a strong hit in the US (where it was introduced in 2011) the Nest Thermostat looks set to start appearing more and more in homes throughout the UK as the demand for Nest Technology continually increases. Here at Just Energy Solutions, we have already successfully installed over 30 Nest Thermostats in UK homes and have been pleased to receive nothing but positive customer feedback on both the installation and the product itself. Customers who have had their Nest Thermostat installed are describing the product as; “amazing”, “energy efficient” with a “genius design” and claim to “absolutely love it!” With the Nest Learning Thermostat programming itself, automatically turning down the heat when you’re away and giving you complete control from your mobile, what’s not to love!? We are proud to supply and install a product that is receiving such positive reviews and feedback, and we are looking forward to installing many more Nest Thermostat’s throughout the UK! The H&V News Awards judges have selected the organisations who demonstrated the very highest standards in their respective fields for the 2016 Awards, and the Just Energy Solutions Team is proud to have been shortlisted for both the “Energy Efficient Installer of the Year” and “Smart Installer of the Year” categories.Following the established format, the first phase of judging took place online, with judges reviewing a record number of nominations and handpicking their shortlist of finalists. All shortlisted finalists presented their case to the judges in March at the H&V News London...

How Much Could Your Business Save By Switching To Renewable Energy?

No matter how big or small your business is, investing in renewable energy is a no brainer. With the potential to produce huge savings on energy and maintenance bills, generate additional incomes and lower a buildings carbon emissions, renewable energy is a perfect solution for all businesses. Commercial businesses typically use a lot of electrical appliances during daylight hours, which is why Solar PV Systems are starting to be seen much more frequently on the rooftops of commercial buildings. Solar PV allows a business to generate their own electricity, which therefore reduces electricity costs. Thanks to the Feed-in-Tariff scheme, installing Solar PV will also generate an extra income for your business. Under the Feed-In-Tariff, your business will get paid for every KwH of energy that the system produces, this payment will made regardless of whether the energy has been used within your business or not. Any energy that is generated and not used within the business can also be sold back to the National Grid. Biomass is also a good option for companies that are looking to cut their energy bills and reduce overheads. Heating and hot water makes up for around 80% of an average buildings energy consumption, so replacing your company’s heating system for a renewable biomass system can generate significant savings. A typical biomass system can cut a company’s fuel costs by anything from 50% to 80% and can reduce carbon emissions by up to 96%. Just like installing Solar PV, installing a biomass system at your business will generate an additional income. Through the Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme, your business will get paid a fixed...

You Could Be Eligible To Claim Up To £7,600 If You Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

The Green Deal Home Improvement Fund launched last month, a new government backed incentive that offers up to £7,600 cashback for making energy saving improvements to your home. The GDHIF is made up of two core offers, core offer 1 enables you to claim up to £1,000 for making home improvements such as a new condensing gas boiler, energy efficient replacement doors, cavity wall insulation and double or triple glazing. Core offer 2 enables you to claim up to £6,000 for installing solid wall insulation, covering up to 75% of the installation cost and making this high carbon saving improvement much more affordable. On top of these 2 core offers, the GDHIF also offers a bonus of £500 to homeowners who have bought their property 12 months prior to applying. The GDHIF has been to run alongside with Green Deal, however homeowners that have paid upfront for any of the energy saving improvements listed in the core offers can also apply for cashback. In order to qualify, you must put in your application before any of the work has started and the improvements that you have chosen to install must have been recommended in a Green Deal Advice Report. A Green Deal Advice Report lists which energy saving home improvements would be most beneficial to your property and is obtained by getting a Green Deal Assessment done on your home. Green Deal Assessments are not free, however they are mandatory for all Green Deal Schemes and under the new GDHIF, you can claim back £100 of the cost. The H&V News Awards judges have selected the organisations who demonstrated...

A True Revolution….the Endless Usage of the Quooker

Every now and then a `vital’ new kitchen appliance comes along which changes the face of cooking and becomes a must-have in the kitchen. The Quooker boiling-hot water tap is one of these rare `must haves’, a 100% Dutch invention that is taking over the world. Providing you with instant boiling water on demand, the Quooker Tap isn’t just for boiling tea: boil your eggs, clean your pans, even prepare your noodles with a Quooker instant hot water tap. The uses of the Quooker Tap are endless, and it seems one of the most popular so far for consumers of the Quooker (aside from boiling tea that is!) is boiling vegetables, cooking pasta, and blanching vegetables in no time at all! And, if you want to think outside of the box for finding uses of your Quooker, they are super-efficient at sterilising dummies, filling up hot water bottles and even removing candle wax! With endless amounts of usage, and benefits such as saving time, energy and water, no kitchen is complete without its Quooker! The H&V News Awards judges have selected the organisations who demonstrated the very highest standards in their respective fields for the 2016 Awards, and the Just Energy Solutions Team is proud to have been shortlisted for both the “Energy Efficient Installer of the Year” and “Smart Installer of the Year” categories.Following the established format, the first phase of judging took place online, with judges reviewing a record number of nominations and handpicking their shortlist of finalists. All shortlisted finalists presented their case to the judges in March at the H&V News London offices, and won’t...

Better for you, your home and your wallet…

Water touches every aspect of our lives, however many of us suffer from the effects of hard water on a daily basis. Tight skin after washing, scum on your tea, limescale in the kettle, grubby worktops, inefficient heating system – sound familiar? All are consequences of hard water. Kinetico Water Softeners use a process called `ion exchange’ to remove all the elements which cause water to be hard – keeping your heating system more efficient, saving you money and increasing the life of your appliances. Thanks to increasing the lifespan and efficiency of washing machines, boilers and hot water cylinders, installing a Kinetico Water Softener can save you up to 12% on your energy bills. And, by decreasing the need to use soaps and detergents by up to 75%, Kinetico Water Softeners could help you save up to £400 a year on the purchase of toiletries and laundry products. Savings all round! We are experts in providing, installing and maintaining Kinetico Water Softeners and are huge fans of the many benefits that they provide in our homes! The H&V News Awards judges have selected the organisations who demonstrated the very highest standards in their respective fields for the 2016 Awards, and the Just Energy Solutions Team is proud to have been shortlisted for both the “Energy Efficient Installer of the Year” and “Smart Installer of the Year” categories.Following the established format, the first phase of judging took place online, with judges reviewing a record number of nominations and handpicking their shortlist of finalists. All shortlisted finalists presented their case to the judges in March at the H&V News London...