ENERGY SAVING ADVICE
Small Changes Can Make A Big Difference
Make your home more energy efficient, reduce your carbon emissions and lower your energy bills.
Home – it’s somewhere we want to feel safe and warm. That involves using energy to heat or cool your property, generate hot water and power all your appliances and devices.
Around 22% of the UK’s carbon emissions come from our homes, as a result.
We want to help you save money on your bills at the same time as reducing your carbon footprint. So, whether that involves being more energy efficient, generating your own renewable energy, switching to a green tariff or insulating your home to keep the heat in – we’ve got advice and information to help.
Having an efficient heating system running on a low carbon fuel is one of the most important steps you can take to reduce your fuel bills and your homes carbon footprint
In a typical household, over half of the fuel bills are spent on heating and hot water. An efficient heating system that you can control easily can help reduce your fuel bills and reduce your carbon emissions.
If we are to reach the net zero carbon emissions target set by the UK Government, we will need to reduce the carbon emissions from heating our homes by 95% over the next 30 years.
To put this into perspective, the average household generated 2,745kg of carbon dioxide (CO2) from heating in 2017. By 2050, we need to reduce this to just 138kg per household.
There are likely to be significant changes ahead to how we heat our homes to meet these targets. In the meantime, there is a lot you can do right now to make your heating system more energy efficient. saving yourself money on your fuel bills, as well as reducing your carbon emissions.