About Green Doctor

Groundwork’s Green Doctors help UK residents stay warm, stay well, and save money on household bills. They provide free, impartial advice and support to help you save energy, reduce your bills, and live in a warmer, more comfortable home. In this series of films they provide simple and quick ways to help you take control of your energy use, stay warm, and save money.

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Video guides

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    Setting your storage heater to save money and keep warm

    Groundwork’s energy efficiency expert explains how to set up your storage heater so you save energy and keep warm. Storage heaters are a potentially good way to save money by storing up energy at a time when it’s cheap. However, for many of us, setting storage heaters up to get the most savings and benefit…

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    Top five most energy hungry appliances in your home

    Groundwork’s energy efficiency expert counts down the top five worst offenders for energy use in your home and provides tips to help you get them under control. If you want to take control of your energy use, and save money, it make sense to start with the things that use the most. In this video…

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    Saving money by adjusting your hot water temperature

    Groundwork’s energy efficiency expert explains how simply adjusting the temperature of your water on your combi boiler or hot water tank can reduce waste and save you money. It takes seconds, saves you money, and means your water arrives at your tap at the right temperature which reduces the risk of scalding. About Green Doctor…

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    Using programmers and thermostats to make sure you aren’t wasting heat

    Groundwork’s energy efficiency expert explains how you can use thermostatic valves (TRVs) on your radiator to make sure you only heat the rooms you need. He also covers how to set programmers to ensure you are only heating your home when you are there. This is a quick, cheap way to make sure you are…

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    Draught proofing to save money and keep warm

    Installing draught proofing is a cheap, simple and quick way to quickly reduce loss of heat and cut your bills. Turning your heating down by just one degree celsius can lead to significant savings on your energy bill. Draught proofing your room allows you to turn the thermostat down but still stay just as warm.…

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    Install radiator foil to keep the heat in

    This guide explains how to quickly, cheaply and easily install radiator foils behind your radiators. This is simple way to stop the heat escaping outside of the room you want to heat. This will help you to reduce waste, keeping you warm and cutting your fuel bill. Installing radiator foils is a job almost anyone…

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Green Doctor is a service provided by Groundwork.

Groundwork is a federation of charities mobilising practical community action on poverty and the environment across the UK. We’re passionate about creating a future where every neighbourhood is vibrant and green, every community is strong and able to shape its own destiny and no-one is held back by their background or circumstances.