Climate Change

Energy Saving Tips for Householders

Here are a few easy tips we can all use to reduce our CO2 usage and make climate friendly choices.

  1. Reduce the amount of household waste you produce and recycle as much as you can
  2. Consume local and seasonal products
  3. Don’t buy clothes you don’t need
  4. Make sure you only buy what you’ll eat and avoid waste (plan your meals)
  5. Move furniture away from radiators allowing heat to circulate rather than turning up your heating
  6. Use draught excluders to prevent heat escaping
  7. Use low energy lightbulbs
  8. Turn down a notch your heating thermostat and your hot water temperature
  9. Take a shower rather than a bath it’ll use less water
  10. Put a lid on your pans when cooking
  11. Wash clothes at 30°C or even 20°C rather than 40°C
  12. Hang out washing rather than using a tumble-dryer
  13. Turn off the tap while brushing your teeth/shaving/washing up
  14. Make sure your dishwasher is full before using it or wash up by hand
  15. Unplug devices when not in use
  16. When appliances need replacing always go for energy efficient models
  17. Turn off lights
  18. Insulate your roof
  19. Install smart meters to track your energy consumption
  20. Cycle, walk or use public transport whenever possible
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