|Save energy, save money, save carbon |
Home energy bills are going up fast. So, here are some steps to help cut your heating bills immediately to save energy, save money and save carbon too.
As heating uses energy and creates carbon emissions, saving energy is a great way to save money and carbon too. So why not start with only heating rooms when you use them, and turning off radiators in unused rooms. 👇👇
|Turn off radiators in unused rooms|
You can see below just how much of our home carbon footprint comes from fossil fuels. The biggest two parts in this example are gas and electricity (which is often made by burning fossil fuels). Most of our home footprint comes from heating and water heating. So these are really good places to save energy, save money and save carbon.
|This chart shows how the average personal carbon footprint shapes up in the UK.|
Turn your thermostat down!
The majority of households in the UK and US could turn their thermostats down by 1C and still be at 18C or above. Turning down by just 1 degree is a great way to save energy. It is also a surprisingly big impact step, when you count up all the energy (and money, and carbon) you save over the winter. 👇👇
Save energy on water heating too
There are also lots of ways to save energy when it comes to water heating. Why not try taking a shorter shower (and there are some more handy tips for saving hot water in this step too) 👇👇
|The above is from Giki who are also helping people live more sustainably and are a great fit to what we are doing at Eco Communities and Sustainable Cheshire. |
Eco Communities can help you understand, track and reduce your carbon footprint. You can also view how much as a community we have been able to reduce our impact on the planet collectively!