Replace light bulbs with LED or lower emissions equivalents.
Did you know that replacing all the bulbs in your home with LED equivalents could reduce your carbon dioxide emissions by up to 40kg a year? This is roughly the same level of emission caused by a 140 mile car journey…and that’s not all, if you swapped a single 100w incandescent bulb to an LED equivalent, you could save up to £7 in electricity charges in a single year. The Energy Saving Trust have a really helpful Guide to energy efficient lighting - Energy Saving Trust to help you find out more.
Aim to heat your house to between 18C and 21C
The heating in the average UK household generated 2,745kg of carbon dioxide in 2017. That’s more than a fully grown Rhinoceros! Reducing the temperature that you heat your house to between 18c and 21c will help. As a country we need to change the way our homes are heated to use more sustainable sources of heat than gas or oil. You can find out more here Help and advice for heating your home - Energy Saving Trust.
Turn off lights and any other electrical items when you don’t need them
Service your boiler to maintain its efficiency
Look into installing renewable energy such as solar panels