Interested in saving money on your heating bills? Then a visit to an eco home near Downham could see you laughing all the way to the bank.
For Paul Page is once again opening his four-bedroom bungalow in Barroway Drove to the public to share his passion for renewable energy – and to show visitors how much money they could save by going green.
People are invited to have a tour around Paul’s home next month as part of the SuperHomes scheme, a rapidly growing network of pioneering energy efficient homes.
Paul, 48, a plant operator for Middleton Aggregates, has heated his 1970s bungalow completely free for three years by using waste wood to fuel a log burner with a bio boiler.
He also has an array of solar panels on his roof to generate power and hot water, and has recently installed a wind turbine to all but eliminate his electricity bills.
He said: “I spend around £350 a year on bills now, compared to about £1,500 three years ago. I generate most of the power I need myself, so I’m pretty much off the grid.”
Paul, who also uses waste wood to build things like sheds and furniture, said: “People have become a bit lax about renewable energy, so it’s nice to be able to show people what can be achieved. It’s changed my life.”
The SuperHomes open days are being held every weekend throughout September. To book a viewing, visit Paul’s website at: www.eastangliarenewables.yolasite.com or www.superhomes.org.uk