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Having a Household Energy Survey (HES) with Lightfoot Enterprises

Jane Cullen

1 Feb 2023

A customer's experience

If you want to reduce your carbon footprint and save money by improving the energy efficiency of your home, an easy first step is to arrange with Lightfoot Enterprises to have a Household Energy Survey.

To give you a clear idea of the process and where it might lead let’s hear from Laura and Oliver about their experience:

We asked them: what were you expecting from the survey?

‘We wanted to know how to make our home more energy efficient, for both environmental and financial reasons. We hoped to gain an understanding of where we could make simple but effective changes, and any areas which might require a larger investment’.  

Next, we found out what having the survey was actually like

‘It was a straightforward and simple process. We enjoyed having the survey, as it was a very friendly process and we were guided through everything. The surveyor was totally non judgemental, we felt we could give honest answers and not make ourselves out to be better in terms of energy usage than we actually are! We also learnt some useful tips even before we received the full report. Overall it was a very positive experience’. 

We wanted to know what has actually happened as a result of the survey

It turns out that Laura and Oliver have done quite a lot, for example: 

  • ‘Put draught excluding tape/sealant around our front door. This was super cheap and easy to use, we simply bought it from a local hardware and stuck it on’. 

  • 'Then we found an electrician (at the surveyor’s recommendation) to find and install a more user-friendly thermostat to replace the old, cumbersome one, to help us control our heating.' 

  • Next up ‘we're also looking into making some reflective panels to go behind our radiators to reflect the heat back into the room. A friend of ours has done this, and we have found a weekend to get together with her and make our own!’ 

  • There were other recommendations ranging from getting the boiler serviced, to installing solar panels, and it's up to us to decide whether we want to progress with these.'

  • 'It was great to have a range of suggestions, from easy, quick wins to more long term options’. 

Lastly, we asked would you recommend having a Household Energy Survey (HES)?

‘It was a no brainer for us to get this survey done - there was nothing to lose and everything to gain. We would highly recommend it’.

What do you need to do next to get a HES?

An easy first step is to arrange for a Household Energy Survey with Lightfoot Enterprises by emailing: jeremy@lightfootenterprises.orgA small charge is made of £35. The survey answers are sent to a professional energy assessor who will produce a bespoke report for your home, with on-going advice and recommendations

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