Consultation topics explained

We help answer your burning questions and determine whether certain technologies and solutions are right for you. We adapt our topics and the consultation content to each person we speak with, and the market at the time.

We offer bespoke, impartial and expert advice.

Consultations are

Bespoke

Every consultation is unique to your circumstances

Impartial

We enable you to make better decisions.

Expert

Specialists, with decades of industry experience.

Bespoke

Every consultation is unique to your circumstances

Impartial

We enable you to make better decisions.

Expert

Specialists, with decades of industry experience.

We don’t accept kickbacks and are completely independent from all brands and installers

We aim to save you at least the cost of your consultation and will get as much information from you as possible before and during your consultation. If a particular solution appears to be unfavourable in your specific scenario, we will let you know this too, so that you can avoid spending money unnecessarily.

1-2-1 energy consultation topics

Electric vehicles & chargers

Find out if an electric car will work for you and your needs. What car suits your journeys, which vehicle is best for you and your passengers? Let’s think together about how transitioning to electric transport can best work for you. We want you to go away knowing what to expect from electric motoring, and what steps you need to take to get things moving! We can help with advice whether you’re getting a car through your work’s salary sacrifice scheme or elsewhere.

When it comes to charging, we help you plan how and where to charge your car, decide which charger to use at home, and show you how much it will cost to run, as well as help you choose the right tariff for running an electric car.

Energy suppliers & tariffs

Everyone consumes energy. But not every energy supplier is the same. If you want to have a big impact on your bills whilst saving money and carbon then we can help you consider the options that comparison sites ignore. Comparison sites do not consider “time of use” or smart tariffs or the details of the energy mix being used by the suppliers (that is the proportion of coal, gas, oil and renewables they use). We talk through your priorities, the tech and gadgets in your home, and seek to save you money.

Solar PV panel systems

Many people are choosing to install solar panels on their homes. We can help you save hours of research time with our industry-expert knowledge. With decades of experience, we cut right through the sales spiel. We’re here to advise you on what is best for you and you alone. We will model what it will look like on your home and provide financial estimates using our powerful tools to help you decide what specification to go for and we estimate how long it will take to get your money back.

Air source heat pumps

We’re keen to help you decide whether switching to renewable heating works for your home. We will answer your questions about heat pump installations and ongoing running costs, plus what works may be required to get your home heat pump ready. We will discuss the advantages and disadvantages for you and your situation, funding options (up to £7.5k) and how to find an installer. We want you to know what to expect when you consider a heat pump for your home. We can review air-to-water, air-to-air, and compare with ground-source heating options too.

Heating system review

Looking to reduce your energy consumption in your boiler-heated home? Or want to find out how to keep warmer? Not sure what the best settings or changes are to achieve this? Let’s take a look together and provide you with a plan of action. Expect to chat about heating controls, boiler settings, fuel types, tariffs, insulation and draught-proofing.

Home battery systems

We will always show how adding a battery to a solar PV system will impact the financial return. But what if you already have an existing solar panel system? We can show you the the impact of retrofitting a battery, adding another battery, or discuss the pros and cons of installing a battery without a solar PV system. We don’t sell batteries, solar PV systems, or anything else except good advice. And we want to help you make the best decisions when it comes to home battery systems.

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Based on 21 reviews
Paul Saunders
25/06/2024
Really excellent service from Tom and the team at Chargeworks. Lots of insight into solar and battery. Helped me avoid solar panels made using forced labour. Reviewed several quotes and helped me save a considerable amount of money.
sukhraj sanghera
11/06/2024
I found Tom for ChargeWorks knowledgeable and helpful in his advice and guidance when purchasing a solar system. I would definitely recommend ChargeWorks.
Nathan Brown
04/06/2024
Brilliant in-depth consultation from Tom at Chargeworks, my house has some unusual features and needs but the report was comprehensive and had mitigating strategies for all the issues. I wouldn’t hesitate in going back to them for my future energy needs.
Raviprakash D
11/04/2024
Tom was very friendly and helpful. I would strongly recommend to talk to ChargeWorks before exploring the Solar Panel for your home. You will come to know a lot (small nitty gritty things you may not think about) about the Solar and you will know all the questions that you would need to ask the installerto safeguard your investment and also to maximise the return of investment.
Neal Courtney
26/02/2024
Our solar installer went into liquidation and Chargeworks were very helpful with the last parts of the whole implementation process which would have been very difficult otherwise to complete. I have referred them to other customers who were similarly affected.
Susannah Wilson
23/02/2024
Superb! I highly recommend carrying out this kind of independent consultation before approaching installers direct for solar panels, etc. It was hugely informative and well worth it.
Ingrid Stevens
20/02/2024
The Chargeworks team has helped me several times making better choices. They are very knowledgeable and professional. Tom's advices in getting solar panels and switching utility provider was very valuable and Emma helped me understand the criteria to look for when choosing an electric car. I definitely recommend!
Rob Jordan
19/02/2024
This is a brilliant service. Able to give such clear advice to us on what questions to ask when buying a house with existing solar panels, and what value to place on those solar panels.
Fiona de Kerckhove
18/02/2024
Over the last few years, ChargeWorks has provided me with valuable insight in relation to how to manage and improve energy efficiency in my home. Their technical knowledge is extensive and really helped me to make informed decisions. For example, I switched energy providers, based on their balanced view of which ones were cost-effective and aligned with my values.
Rachel Stancliffe
18/02/2024
Absolutely first class advice in a very clear, practical format. Different options explained and presented. Years of expertise and a deep knowledge of all parts of the industry goes into every consultation. Thank you!