Green square blog featuring current issues and information on renewable energy and its efficiency, reliability and how to make the swap to renewable energy. Information on products biomass boilers, biomass stoves, air source heat pumps, ground source heat pumps, solar PV, solar thermal.

Make your extension plans future proof with renewable energy

Make your extension plans future proof with renewable energy

With so much of the news in 2018 devoted to the future of renewable energy, it’s vital to know just how you can help build a more positive future. Many of the UK’s biggest companies have pledged hundreds of millions of pounds into tackling climate change and doing their bit. We look a little bit closer to home where you can enjoy the benefits of renewable energy in your own home whilst contributing to maintaining the environment.  

Install an alternative renewable solution to a traditional boiler

Install an alternative renewable solution to a traditional boiler

There are so many alternative options to the more traditional go to energy solutions today. Business owners and home owners alike have a more easily accessible route to these products with many more opting for wood chip, pellet boilers, log boilers and ground or air source heat pumps.

Go off-grid with an air source heat pump

Go off-grid with an air source heat pump

There are more and more homes being built in rural areas to meet the high demand of housing and whilst most of these homes will be able to connect to a mains gas supply, the high cost of grid connection means that consumers are looking for alternative solutions.

Architects and developers are increasingly specifying LPG for new build homes instead of oil due to the lower carbon intensity of LPG. But given the availability of renewable green technologies, should we still be building homes reliant on expensive fossil fuels today?

Back up heating for Air Source Heat Pumps - the great misconception

Back up heating for Air Source Heat Pumps - the great misconception

To many, Solar Panels and Heat pumps are akin to black magic - we know they create free energy, but we're not entirely sure how. Theories and beliefs strengthened by subliminal snapshots of articles and Facebook ads, fuels misunderstandings and misconceptions.

We've already shared one of these misconceptions; the perfect partnership of a domestic Solar PV (Photovoltaic system) installation supporting a heat Pump, to take the home completely 'off-grid'.  

Another regular comment is the need for a back up boiler if using a heat pump.   

The Benefits of MCS.

The Benefits of MCS.

The Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) is a mark of quality that has been developed to ensure the highest standards of practice in the Renewable Energy sector for all single renewable appliances under 45kw with a total installed capacity of 70kw.

Green Square is accredited to MCS, so you will have complete peace of mind that your new heating system will have been designed to meet the specific requirements of your home, using only our approved products and installed by one of our trained and assessed professionals.

A heat loss report – what is it and why is it so important?

A heat loss report – what is it and why is it so important?

If you are considering purchasing a renewable energy heating system, a very important consideration is - will I be warm?, after all, that’s the prime objective of any heating system.

A traditional Gas or Oil engineer uses a very simple method to size a heating system. They go through each room taking the width, length and height then multiply by a ‘factor’ to gauge the correct sized radiator for the space.

They then simply add them all up – add a bit for hot water and hey presto – you’ll be warm and have plenty of hot water.  Easy, but hugely inaccurate and generally you end up with a much larger system than you need and often pay more than necessary.

NEW - FREE RENEWABLE ENERGY ADVISORY SERVICE LAUNCHED FOR ARCHITECTS

NEW - FREE RENEWABLE ENERGY ADVISORY SERVICE LAUNCHED FOR ARCHITECTS

UNDERSTAND ALL THE RENEWABLE ENERGY OPTIONS AVAILABLE FOR YOUR CURRENT AND UPCOMING PROJECTS – From your local MSC accredited company

Free Renewable Consultancy Service guarantees client savings and added value.

Through our local network of showrooms and offices Green Square Renewable Energy are offering a unique and FREE consultancy service for Architects and Developers to help meet the growing demand from clients searching for a greener and low cost energy solution.

Move over dirty old wood fire, the future is here. It's time for pellets to shine.

Move over dirty old wood fire, the future is here. It's time for pellets to shine.

The quintessential english wood stove has been given a very large shove into the 21st century with the introduction of indulgent Italian designed pellet fires.

This season’s ‘on trend’ gadget are the highly impressive pellet stoves or fireplaces from Italian company MCZ supplied through local company Green Square, with branches across southern England.

Air Source Heat Pump v's Ground Source Heat Pump

Air Source Heat Pump v's Ground Source Heat Pump

A question we often get asked at Green Square is: “Which is better a ground source heat pump or an air source heat pump? I have heard a ground source is more efficient.”

As with all renewables, the answer depends on your circumstances. At Green Square, because we provide a full range of renewable technologies, we take the time to talk to our customers, look at their situation and recommend the best technology for them and their home, whether heat pumps, solar or biomass.

How will a Biomass Stove work for you?

How will a Biomass Stove work for you?

A Biomass stove is the ultimate stylish, modern renewable energy product you can own, enabling you to heat your property and your hot water. Their sleek design & appearance makes them highly desirable and they work well as a contemporary feature in any room.

There are many advantages to switching from gas to biomass stoves because they are very efficient and cost effective to run and pellets are more than 60% more efficient to heat your home.