The Environmental Perspective-Cut CO2 and Cut Costs
Climate change is affecting the world’s weather patterns causing many horrible side effects. By producing electricity from the sun rather than burning fossil fuels we can dramatically reduce CO2 emissions. Everything we sell saves much more energy in use than was released in their production. Solar Power is a form of generation where clean electricity is produced close to where it is needed, without any emissions. Generating renewable energy and cutting consumption increases the nations energy security by reducing imports plus has the benefit of replacing nuclear power stations and takes pressure off the creaking National Grid.
Before installing renewable energy equipment it is a good idea to have a quick check on what you are consuming and why. Before starting to generate is best to cut your consumption by working out where you are wasting energy.
Improving your insulation is the most cost-efficient way to reduce your bills and carbon emissions so it is the first thing you should do. Draught Proofing, Cavity Wall and Loft Insulation are the cheapest way to reduce your heating bills before any renewable energy equipment is even installed. The viability of Renewable Energy has been dramatically increased by the Feed-In Tariffs, Green Deal and Renewable Heat Incentive so that UK households are set to make a significant contribution to a sustainable and low carbon environment.
Before installing renewable energy equipment it is a good idea to have a quick check on what you are consuming and why. It is best to cut your consumption by working out where you are wasting energy.
Here are our our top ten tips to inexpensively increase your home’s energy efficiency and save money:
- Fit insulation. This is the most cost-effective way of saving money and CO2.
- Buy a British Standard approved insulating jacket for your hot water cylinder.
- Use water from the hot tap and only boil as much water as you need when boiling the kettle.
- Find out how much electricity appliances consume while on standby and switch off accordingly.
- Change to LED bulbs.
- Turn off lights when leaving the room.
- Turn fridges and freezers to a higher temperature.
- Switching to either green or lower-cost energy tariffs.
- Lower the temperature on your heating thermostat by a couple of degrees.
- Don’t heat rooms that you don’t use often.