Chance to find out about domestic heat pumps and solar panels at a 'Green Doors' event
Dozens of environmentally-friendly homes will be opening their doors so that visitors can have a good look around, and ask the homeowners about their journey to a more energy efficient, greener home.
Residents from all over Shropshire, Herefordshire and Powys will be taking part in this year's Green Doors scheme, which sees people who have installed things like heat pumps and solar panels share their experiences.
It is run by the charity behind Keep Shropshire Warm, and this year's event is being marketed as "bigger and better than ever".
There will be a total of six Green Doors days this October, over the weekends of 14-15, 21-22 and 28-29.
A spokesperson for the Marches Energy Agency said: "With the colder weather coming and the cost of living crisis showing little sign of abating, householders’ thoughts are turning once again to their energy bills.
"We all know we could – and probably should – be more energy efficient in our homes.
"There are many benefits, from having a cosier and healthier home, to reducing our carbon emissions, and of course those fuel bills.
"But what are the right steps to take, and in what order?"
The spokesperson added that people will be able to find out what it is like to use air source heat pumps, which have received both good and bad reviews and whether solar panels are worth it in the British summer.
"Perhaps the best way to answer these questions is to ask someone who’s already installed green tech in their home and beefed up their insulation," said the spokesperson.
"Green Doors’ days offer the chance to do exactly that."
The homes on display range from the very modest to glamorous Passive houses.
Where they are, and when they’re open can be found at futurereadyhomes.org.uk/#green-doors