Commercial Office Building

How To Make Commercial Buildings More Energy Efficient

With energy efficiency becoming a huge focus for the UK government, homeowners and businesses are increasingly looking for ways to not only save money on energy, but to help reduce their carbon footprint and energy wastage. Businesses of all sizes tend to use a lot of energy throughout the day, whether you work in an…

Solar Panels

How To Reduce Carbon Emissions In Your Home

With climate change becoming a more prominent issue that is being discussed around the world and the UK government putting in place measures to reduce carbon emissions, assessing your carbon footprint is extremely important. Homes are some of the worst offenders for producing harmful emissions that contribute to climate change, so doing your bit to…

Semi Detached Houses

Common Sources Of Air Leaks In Properties

If you’re constantly feeling draughts in your home, noticing that it doesn’t keep the heat in or out very well or some rooms struggle to maintain a regular temperature, then there’s a very good chance that you have an air leak in your home. Whilst this is quite a common issue and can be simple…

Home Thermometer

What Temperature Is Best For Your Home?

The best temperature for your home is very subjective and can differ based on a range of metrics, such as how efficient your home is, how big it is and the age of the people living there. However, to help you understand the most efficient way to heat your home and the recommended ideal temperature…

Air permeability Testing

Getting Your Project Ready For Air Tightness Testing

At Falcon Energy our engineers will be able to take you through the process and ensure the property we’re testing is fully prepared for optimal testing. However, it’s important you understand what this involves and how you can plan ahead for your appointment. What is air tightness testing? Air tightness or air permeability testing is…

Extension Building Plans

How to Plan for More Environmentally Friendly Home Extensions

There are lots of things to consider when extending your home, such as planning permission, building regulations and SAP calculations, but one of the most important things you should prioritise is energy efficiency. Not only will creating an energy efficient extension save you money on household bills, it will also increase the value of your…

Air Tightness Testing

What’s the process to air tightness and permeability testing

Air tightness testing or permeability testing, is the process of testing a building for any air leaks and if so, measuring the total air lost from these leaks. In order for a building to pass an air tightness test, it needs to have an air permeability rating of 10m3/h/m2 or lower. Who is it for?…

Home

How Energy Efficiency Impacts the Value of Your House

Ensuring that your home is as energy efficient as possible is extremely important. Having a home that’s inefficient at retaining energy impacts negatively on the environment, and can also seriously impact the value of your property. Take a look through our guide below that details how energy efficiency impacts your home’s value and the how…

Home Insulation

How Insulation keeps your property cool in this summers heatwave

Insulation is known for retaining heat and keeping your home warm in the winter, but did you know it is just as effective at keeping your home cool in the summer? Having good insulation ensures that your home is energy efficient and cost effective all year round. What is insulation? Insulation is a lightweight material…

Air Pressure Testing Guide

The ultimate guide to Air Tightness Testing

Transcript The Ultimate Guide to Air Tightness Testing What is it? Air tightness testing is the recognised method used to measure the total air lost through leaks in the building. How to pass? To pass an air tightness test, a property needs an air permeability rating lower than 10m3/h/m2. Who needs it? All new build or…