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
After having The Energy Saving Store at our home (or David if you know him), we had led lighting in our home however the quality wasn't to Davids standards. After doing all the homes lights we are totally gobsmacked at the light he has brought into our home - it' s remarkable. We had an old strip light that took ages to get going guess what David had an LED replacement unbelievable difference.
We had a smart meter installed and they give you a little house monitor to see what's going on it hardly moves with all the lights on. David said leave lights on keeping burglars away we understand now as these lights use hardly any power. We cannot believe the difference.
Thanks The Energy Saving Store
Thanks for your kind invitation the other evening.
I found the various talks very informative which gave me a fuller understanding of the energy saving technology that is available and the remarkable cost savings that can be achieved. It was also great to know that at your centre you cater for all types of properties : industrial, commercial and domestic.
You obviously have spent numerous hours researching the latest and most efficient products on the market and they are all there for you to see and touch at your centre. It was pleasing also that the installers you have on your database are reliable, honest and trustworthy and I found them very easy to talk to.
I was also surprised to learn that government funding of up to £10,000 is available for many installations.
I will be spreading the word about the advice and services you offer and most of all it is time people woke up and educate themselves as the savings are very rewarding and not to be overlooked.
As an elderly lady in her senior years I was unsure where and where to turn.
I was told of a company from Munlochy not far from me in Alness. The man there David has many awards for energy Efficiency including the Scottish Champion award. David popped up to see what I had it was old storage heaters I could not afford to change all of these so David identified the main culprit in my lounge and that was upgraded to an Elnur unit with thermostatic controls oh boy what a difference.
I am so glad David took control and organised a fantastic and fast service the lads were so good they all got a pot of my homemade jam each. The difference is unbelievable I phoned David one night saying the heater went off he explained as I had put on another the temperature was reached so it goes off very clever and saves energy.
I would certainly recommend The Energy Saving Store for anything they specialise in, Wow what a 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.
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 recently contacted David at the Energy saving store for a house mot / energy survey and to explain the details / drivers behind a previous EPC.
David was swift in his response and during his visit was most effective at explaining what options were open to me and showed his expertise in explaining what the 'drivers' were behind my EPC rating.
David impressed by quickly supplying further data which will allow me to make informed choices on the way forward.
My advice would be to get a Home MOT, giving the way forward to a more comfortable home, saving money on energy costs and be friendlier to the environment.
Well done and thank-you David and the energy saving store.