We have all heard talks about Climate change and the effect individual carbon footprints can have on the environment. Even if you’re not convinced Climate change is an issue, making steps to reduce your carbon footprint can also save you money on fuel bills. We’ve put together 10 top tips to help your reduce the Carbon Footprint of your home.
1 – Replace incandescent bulbs with LED bulbs. Incandescent bulbs use more energy to generate heat rather than light.
2 – Unplug small electrical appliances when not in use. Even when items are on standby they can continue to consume a similar level of electricity as when in use. Help stop wasting electricity by unplugging when not in use.
3 – Recycle as much household waste as possible. Newspapers, magazines, glass and plastic can almost all be recycled now at your local supermarket.
4 – Dry your clothes outside during the warmer months instead of using a tumble dryer. This will save you lots of money on your fuel bill and help reduce your carbon footprint dramatically.
5 – Make sure any new appliances you purchase for your home are Energy Star rated. They will help you to save electricity or gas.
6 – Insulate your hot water tank and hot water pipes, this will allow the water to remain heated and will save energy on re-heating your water.
7 – Upgrade your insulation. Make sure it’s the latest most efficient insulation. This will help prevent loss of heat throughout the house.
8 – Install motion detectors or timers on your outdoor lights. This will make sure your lights are only activated when required and will use less electricity.
9 – Make sure all window and door seals are in good condition to prevent heat loss. You won’t use excess energey to heat rooms that lose heat through cracks and gaps.
10 – Turn you heating down by a few degrees, you won’t notice a difference in the warmth but you may notice a difference on your fuel bill.