Reducing our home energy use is a win-win! Saving carbon and money.
Now this could be the easiest area to take action, if we make our homes more energy efficient we will reduce our carbon footprint and save money. We will also improve our living environment, often specifically reducing draughts or condensation and that improves our health and wellbeing!
We can be energy efficient occupants by switching off lights, not over filling the kettle, and tucking curtains behind radiators, we can wrap up our homes in insulation to stop heat being lost, and if we can afford it we can install snazzy renewable energy systems to generate heat and electricity.
One very quick and simple action is to switch to a green tariff, which means changing your electricity and gas supplier to one that provides energy from renewable sources like wind, solar and hydro. There are many different green tariffs on the market, some are greener than others, and most of them are cheaper than fossil fuel based tariffs. So there really is no reason not to do it.
This is where we can link you back in with our free and impartial energy advice service where we can help you find a supplier and switch, access grants for insulation and help get on top of your heating controls. We also deliver LEAP visits where we even install free LED bulbs and draught proofing measures to eligible households!