Today's living spaces are becoming ever more energy-efficient. No wonder. It's a simple way for both property owners and householders to save money and do their bit to tackle climate change in the process. A winning approach all round.
Advice, Support and Installation
We're not just here to provide advice. We can also help with the provision of Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs), Green Deal reports plus installation of any measures recommended to make your property more energy-efficient.
Dingwall's new Energy Saving Store: making headlines...and a difference
Energy. We all take it for granted. But the days of expensive and dirty fossil fuels are numbered. More and more people are realising the benefits of eco-friendly energy-efficiency for their homes, their workplaces and rental properties. And that's where Dingwall's new Energy Saving Store is really making a difference.
Your one-stop-shop for advice, funding and local service in the Highlands
David Morrison, Director of the Energy Saving Store wants to help you take advantage of energy-efficiency AND spread the benefits. At the store's official opening by SNP Westminster Leader, Ian Blackford, David explained his vision:
"Let me MOT your home, show you how to save money, help you access funding and get your bills down. Better still, the work is carried out locally, bringing employment for contractors, roofers, electricians and plumbers... a real win-win."
It's a vision for a cleaner, greener, more prosperous future.
Be part of it.
Services, appliances and technical support to help you MOT your home
At the Dingwall Store, you'll find everything you need for clean, green energy...
Smart heating and power products to maximise energy-efficiency.
Assessments and Reports
A Home MOT to help you take action to reduce energy bills.
Advice on how to access all the government funding available.
A friendly face and expert advice... from Scotland's energy-efficient champions.
What Our Customers Say
I am so pleased I won this Home Energy Report. David was so helpful, professional, and knowledgable with his advice and recommendations. Not to mention getting replacement bulbs, tips and ideas that will be extremely helpful to us. Thank you so much.
A really beneficial prize to win.
We contacted The Energy Saving Store for a home M.O.T. which was speedily and efficiently done. We were then advised to change the method of heating from old storage heaters to new highly efficient Elnur units with thermostatic controls as we could then utilise the off-peak electricity meter we have, and now we cannot believe the difference in the house it's amazing!
David explained to us simply that the house needed a new heart and boy was he right its so cosy now.
We are always wary of having installers on our property, but yet again as David was in control as he even took the time to come up to Brora from Munlochy to inspect the job as it progressed. The installers, led by Jack, were spotless, courteous and professional even hoovering up at completion - wonderful to know quality of workmanship is still out there.
We owe a well deserved thank you to Elnur Heaters' and the installers' 5 Star service. The heaters were installed in 24-36 hours and all old units disposed of.
David and The Energy Saving Store were 100% in control of the works, doing a perfect job and creating a 'new' home that we love. He even converted our lighting to LED bulbs, gratis, which will now use up to 90% less energy giving more amazing savings.
All in all a clean, fast and extremely efficient service.
The reason I wished to use [The Energy Saving Store's] services were twofold. Firstly to gain an EPC certificate for each let property and to see how he could improve the energy rating and reduce the carbon emissions.
After meeting with David he advised me to login in to the Energy Trust Scotland website and obtain a voucher for each of my let properties. Once on the website I completed and submitted to the Energy Trust a voucher for each property before printing a hard copy for retention.
David and his team then performed an EPC assessment on each property and then carried out energy saving measures such as loft and cavity wall insulation and fitting of LED bulbs etc. A subsequent EPC assessment was carried out and copied to myself. Both David and myself then signed of each voucher and submitted these to the Energy Trust.
Once each voucher is processed by the Energy Trust the fees paid to David and his team for their work was refunded to myself in full. Accordingly there was no cost to myself.
There is a time limit of 16 weeks between the initial submission and printing of the voucher to the Energy Trust and final submission of the signed voucher on completion of the works. This is ample time for David and his team to perform the energy savings measures and completing the initial and revised EPC assessments.
In summary I would recommend David and his team to any landlord given that each of my properties were improved and each tenant could look forward to reduced utility bills.
Wednesday morning I phoned David to ask about getting solar panels fitted to our house in Lochinver. Wednesday afternoon David came to see us and do an energy report on the house. Friday morning two workmen arrived to fit the panels onto the roof. Friday afternoon the electrician arrived and connected everything together. Saturday morning sunshine and loads of excess power going to the national grid, making money already. This must be the quickest installation on record. David is a star.
After approaching several other renewables companies in the summer we were struggling to have a time scale set for solar panels to be installed on our house. We contacted David at the Energy Saving Store on a separate matter and he visited us the following Sunday. We mentioned our attempts over the last six months to find a company who would install the panels.
He provided us with several solar alternatives that met our requirements, providing an in depth knowledge on the different products and what we could expect from them. He took measurements and provided us with quotes the following day. We settled on a system and two weeks later the installation team arrived - within six hours we were generating our own solar energy.
I would highly recommend David as a first stop for anyone considering solar panels or other renewables.
I just wanted to write to say a huge thank you to you all at The Energy Saving Store.
The service I received was exceptional, especially given the very short time frame we were dealing with.
As you are in Scotland and we are in Devon, I doubted you'd even be able to find me a local Green Deal Report assessor, let alone turn the report around in less than 24 hours. How wrong I was, we spoke on a Monday afternoon, Rob the assessor was here Tuesday morning and by Tuesday afternoon I'd received the completed report and was able to submit our RHI claim which is now being processed by Ofgem.
It's so impressive that even though we are hundreds of miles away you were able to provide us with such efficient and fast service.