11 easy ways to reduce energy use this winter

When I was a teenager, I studied behind my desk in my bedroom. Sometimes it was so cold, that I used a little electrical heater. Especially warm feet helped. Saving money on your energy bill is difficult? The prices for gas and electricity increased a lot last months....

Water in the Netherlands? There is always enough or not?

Water in the Netherlands. As a little girl, it was so normal to have water everywhere around our house. In the village, I grew up every street had its own ditch. And we lived closed to a large river, called “de Lek”.  As the seasons went there was always...

Increase the value of your house? Make it sustainable.

Do you have too much spare money? Invest in making your house in the Netherlands sustainable. The advantages are: 1. You will pay less money on energy and gas. 2. Comfort. When it’s cold, you don’t feel the cold rushing through your house. 3. Making your...

Finding a good contractor in the Netherlands

Your house is too small. Or you need one more room because you work at home. Maybe you think about insulating your old house. Buying another house is too expensive. You can think about a lot more reasons, but you need a contractor. A very good and capable one. But how...

What says the energy label about your house?

An energy label for your house in the Netherlands? What is the difference between a B-label and a D-label? That was what somebody asked me this week. Good subject for this blog. A house is not a car or electrical device. But they have in common that they all have an...