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17th October 2018

Have you insulated your hot water cylinder?

You can make more savings than you might think, especially if the cylinder is in a cooler spot on your house or office.  By wrapping or lagging your cylinder you could save 4-9% on costs to heat your water. Insulation is inexpensive and easily available in DIY stores.           

8th October 2018

A forced air system is a pressure load system. By closing registers and vents you impact how the system moves air. This can cause the system to work harder and possibly even cause damage.

8th October 2018

As the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) Phase 2 deadline approaches the Environmental Agency have named and shamed the companies who have been fined due to non-compliance. Fines shown on the report range from £1,500 to £45,000 and could have been easily avoided if sufficient planning and advice was sought from a Lead ESOS Assessor prior to the Phase 1 deadline.

26th September 2018

Pipes, gas lines and electrical cables that enter your property often have gaps around them that have been haphazardly filled with some kind of caulk. But the caulk eventually cracks, peels and falls off. These gaps let in outside air, plus they are ideal entry points for mice and insects. Seal gaps with expanding foam. For water pipes under the sink, unscrew and pull back the escutcheon ring, then caulk around the pipe. The ring is just decorative, you'll be surprised how big a hole there is behind.

19th September 2018

As we approach autumn and the nights are drawing in, make the most out of the sun during the day. Leaving the curtains or blinds open to allow the sun to heat up your rooms. You could save 10% on heating costs, but remember to close them back up at night!

12th September 2018

There are several alternatives to traditional air conditioning units which can be viable options for your business.

10th September 2018

A very successful start to the week for LEC, we are delighted to announce that we have achieved Silver status from the Supply Chain School.

The Silver recognition status means LEC are committed to ensuring that the organisation has the highest level of knowledge relating to sustainability and a full understanding of our clients and potential clients ongoing requirements.

6th September 2018

LEC have reached the finals in the ‘National Energy Consultancy of the Year’ category at the National Energy Efficiency Awards 2018, this is following their success in the regional awards earlier this year.

The aim of the Energy Efficiency Awards is to provide public recognition for the excellent work the Energy Efficiency sector is doing in implementing energy efficiency schemes, and help to encourage best practice within the Energy Industry.

5th September 2018

There are many ways in which you can make small changes that result in noticeable savings on your energy bill.

29th August 2018

Before you begin to implement any measures to reduce your energy consumption as a business, it’s important to understand how much energy you are currently using.