Making your home more energy efficient, reduces your carbon emissions and lowers your energy bills.

Energy efficiency to reduce your carbon footprint

The largest single source of heat emissions is from our buildings, domestic properties in particular. We need to dramatically reduce the amount of energy our buildings consume to keep us warm, cool, fed and healthy.

If you want to reduce your carbon emissions and keep your energy bills low, installing insulation or draught-proofing will reduce heat loss.  These measures can include:

  • Roof and loft insulation
  • Cavity wall insulation
  • Solid wall insulation
  • Floor insulation
  • Draught-proofing doors and windows
  • Replacing old doors and windows with triple-glazing

Easy Energy Efficiency Tips

There are lots of quick tips which you can implement today to reduce your energy usage:

  • Switch off stand-by
  • Draught-proof gaps
  • Turn lights off (when not in the room)
  • Wash at 300C and reduce your load by one a week
  • Avoid using the tumble dryer
  • Take a four minute shower
  • Don’t overfill the kettle
  • Reduce your dish washer use by one a week
  • Insulate your hot water cylinder
More quick tips from the Energy Saving Trust
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