We all want to make our earth a better place, for our future and our children’s future. The good news is that by taking small steps to save energy, you’re not only helping the environment but saving yourself money on your next energy bill. Read on for 10 ways you can make a positive environmental impact from the comfort of your own home.
By shortening your shower time, you’ll not only save water but also save your back pocket. Try investing in a water saving shower head or installing a timer to keep your household energy use down. Gas hot water heats up instantly, so you’re saving water already.
Setting timers on your heating and cooling appliances means you can wake up and come home to a comfortable house temperature, without wasting energy heating or cooling your home when you’re out or asleep.
Washing your clothes in cold water is both environmentally and budget friendly. While you’re at it, try hanging your laundry rather than using the dryer wherever possible.
Replacing your lightbulbs with energy efficient options can make a big difference to your power usage – particularly in an older house.
When it comes to cooking, gas appliances are instant in their heat up – so save energy by getting straight into cooking.
Smoke and soot from wood fires contribute to air pollution and offer little control over their temperature and burn-time. A natural gas flame-effect fire gives you the same ambiance as a wood heater, without the environmental burden.
There are plenty of cost-effective ways you can save energy during winter, such as closing doors and curtains to retain warmth, and sealing gaps and cracks to draught-proof your space.
Faults in your hot water system can cost you a great deal if they aren’t solved quickly. Regularly having your systems serviced will ensure there’s no surprises on your next bill.
Appliances account for up to 30% of household energy use – so choosing an energy-efficient model can save you a heap on running costs.
Natural gas is one of the most eco-friendly sources of energy available. It emits 50 percent less carbon dioxide than coal when you burn it, making a huge difference to the environment.