Days 29, 30, 31 & 32 of 365 Days Of Low Carbon Living.
Summer in my garden means lots of fruit. And with so many plums at the moment, both on my trees and on the ground, the question arises: how to use them all so none go to waste? This is especially important given they now contain nutrients and water they have extracted from my soil and their come with zero food miles and thus, unlike anything I buy, zero damage to our climate from energy used to grow, transport and store them.
So, your home is insulated but is still cold in winter and hot in summer, especially when it’s windy?
It could be that your home is leaky.
A home that leaks like a sieve can be fine – in the right place (like the tropics, where air movement is welcome).
But if you live where winters are cold Continue reading
Your energy bills are pretty much the same throughout the year, aren’t they? Your bills never go up when it’s winter (or summer) because you live in a super energy-efficient home.
You don’t live in a home that requires virtually no added heating or cooling to keep you comfortable? Continue reading
It’s the middle of winter where I live in the southern hemisphere.
We’ve just past the winter solstice and today I’ve been to a funeral.
Appropriately, the weather has been cold, gloomy and raining. Continue reading
Where I live it’s starting to get cold. And windy.
Maybe for you it’s starting to get hot.
Either way, unless your home is well sealed, if you live in a temperate region it could get pretty uncomfortable (or expensive!) pretty soon. Continue reading