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Wanted: Energy Myths!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Have you heard an energy related rumour that you’re not quite sure whether to believe or not? Is there something bugging you about your home energy, but feel too silly to ask? We’re here to help people just like you! We’re wanting your energy myths to bust! We’ve already busted some of the common ones, […]

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Myth Busters #4: Is it better to leave my heating on constantly low or switch it on and off?

Friday, March 6, 2015

Is it best to keep my heating on low all the time or switch it on and off? Is it more energy efficient to leave my heating on low all day or turn it on a high when I really need it? Answer: it depends – this one isn’t so black and white! Explanation Searching online […]

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Myth Busters #3: Does cavity wall insulation cause mould and damp?

Thursday, February 12, 2015

In the UK, many of our houses have cavities in the walls. By filling these with insulation, we inhibit the flow of heat from our warm house to the cold outside by providing an extra highly insulating barrier! However, one of the recurring questions that we have seen time and time again on all the […]

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Myth Busters #2: Are my radiators more efficient if I painted them black?

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

At school we were all taught that black is the best colour for absorbing heat, but also at radiating heat too.  So, if black is such a good colour, then would our radiators be better painted black than white? Answer: No Explanation: The explanation is two-fold. Firstly we need to understand how radiators work. Whether […]

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Myth Busters #1: Do unused plug sockets use electricity when left on?

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Switching your plugs off is a good habit to avoid those electricity vampires, but does turning an empty socket off save energy? Answer: No Explanation: In order to draw and use electricity, you need a completed circuit (i.e. there cannot be a gap in it because electricity will not be able to flow across is). […]

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Welcome to The Energy Community does Myth Busters!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

In this series of blog posts, we will be addressing the confusing contradictions, rumours and hands down lies that we hear about energy. “Contradictions do not exist. Whenever you think you are facing a contradiction, check your premises. You will find that one of them is wrong.” Ayn Rand Here at The Energy Community we […]

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GB Energy Supply ceases trading – Guide for customers

GB Energy Supply, one of the newest, and in the past cheapest energy suppliers, has ceased trading.  160,000 customers, have been attracted to the company over the past couple of years because of their market leading cheap energy prices (and I count myself as one of these). DO NOT PANIC! The company and Ofgem have […]

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