Frome Open Homes

17 - 18 Oct 2015

Alexandra Rd

Energy-saving improvements

  • Low-cost improvements
    Low-cost improvements
  • Glazing
    Glazing
  • Lighting systems and electrical appliances
    Lighting systems and electrical appliances
  • Renewables: electricity
    Renewables: electricity

Location

Alexandra Road
Frome
Somerset
BA11 1LX

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Opening times

17 - 18 Oct 2015
Sunday 18th October 11.00-16.00

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Edwardian terrace with floorboard draught-proofing and solar.

I used to come home and find my son had gone out and left the house lit up like a Christmas tree!’ says Mary. Since installing a smart energy meter and solar panels the family have become much more aware of how much energy they are using. ‘My son has left home now; he only puts his heating on a couple of hours a day and makes sure his housemates wear jumpers!’

Through draught-proofing and insulation gas bills have reduced to £45 a month. She also spends £140 a year on two loads of wood for her wood-burner and fire. Mary invested in solar panels as ‘it made more sense than putting money in the bank’; they have cut her electricity costs by a third and generate £1200 a year.

WHAT YOU WILL SEE

Energy saving: Draught-proofing around windows and doors, floorboard draught-proofing, double glazing, internal door between hall and porch, induction hob, smart meter

Energy generation: Solar PV (average 14-15kw/day in the summer, record is 17kw) and wood-burning stove

Water: Water recycling for use in the garden

Waste: Composting

Location

Alexandra Road
Frome
Somerset
BA11 1LX

View on map

Opening times

17 - 18 Oct 2015
Sunday 18th October 11.00-16.00

This event has now finished.

Just turn up

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