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
Fantastic. David and team have made me love my home again. Their advice was spot on about what the problems were. Craig (the boiler fitter/plumber) was a delight to have in my home. A good job all round.
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.
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.
I think its important that I write to you after our visit last Thursday. To say I was blown away is an understatement. When you plugged in your magic box and hooked up to my electric meter to show the energy I was using was in itself a real eye opener. My kitchen as you know had a light bar with 4 bulbs 50w each therefore 200w usage which your magic box showed by switching them on and off.
The next part is what really blew me away. Firstly within minutes you changed all 4 bulbs and when we switched them on the first thing was the room was much much brighter then bringing me to my knees was the difference in energy usage 200w down to 12w WOW and the magic box proved it. I am still absolutely blown away.
We proceeded to do 2 bathrooms 500w down to 30w. Dining Room 300w down to 18w and lounge one 300w down to 18w. It is phenomenal and bearing in mind the bulbs give of much more light.
One big problem why are the government not shouting about this from the rooftops? Without your visit I would know nothing about this. Look forward to your next visit to save loads of energy and money. My driveway lights alone will come down from 600w to 36w and be much brighter.
Thanks again for one of the most interesting and money saving visits I have ever had.