We all want cosy warm houses and hot water on tap, but at what cost? With climate change on top of national and international agendas, reducing our carbon footprint has become something we all need to be aware of. At the rate the climate is changing and the number of species is in decline, we all need to take this seriously and do what we can to minimise our impact.
Reducing your carbon footprint at home
We will all use energy every day in some form or another; it is inevitable. What matters is how conscious we are of the amount of unnecessary energy we waste and how simple behaviour changes can really add up.
There are many other ways to save energy and, in turn, save money. Making sure your appliances are up to date, reducing the thermostat temperature by one (or more) degrees, installing a smart meter to monitor your energy usage, and using the economy setting to have shorter showers are just a few of many possible examples.
For seven more ways you can reduce your carbon footprint at home, see https://www.huffpost.com/entry/7-instant-ways-to-reduce-your-carbon-footprint_b_59321992e4b00573ab57a383?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvLnVrLw&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAIEDcFJU2LpZG97yA07M6Djy5JXd5AMZbYrM9v5-T6LKK_l9yUdCn0vI9MzZyleneemfayV2kgp47bHGjO2LH8fMgRN0zFLh_TRI389AEQ1GhpEL0A8eD5ibhF6VBkxpAIMG0qcUjYqJ7NNMabQSRDyo-oOP1QOn9CsrTaNd3HYM).
In many homes, the appliances haven’t been changed for years or possibly decades in some cases, and that means their efficiency will be far from optimal. Switching your washing machine, dishwasher and fridge for A-rated appliances will make sure you are getting the job done in a way that minimises the impact on the environment.
Our boilers are one of the most significant energy users. Getting people like those from boiler installation Cheltenham to inspect, service or replace your existing boiler will have a significant effect on the energy you use.
Modern A-rated boilers can be as much as 90% more efficient than older models. This means they run on less energy, reduce your CO2 output and provide you with the heating and hot water you want. To see the latest range of A-rated boilers and learn more about their impact, visit boiler installation Cheltenham.
It is estimated that if we all swapped out old boilers for an A-rated model, 6.7 million fewer tonnes of CO2 would be released into the atmosphere each year. Just imagine if we all did that and all of the other things within our capabilities.