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Carbon Footprint

A measurement of all greenhouse gases that we all individually produce

  • Insulating cavity walls and attics as well as lagging pipes can help you reduce you’ re fuel bills. Insulation grants available through the home energy savings scheme phone number: 1850927000
  • Draught proofing doors, skirting boards and windows can help keep your home cosy thus reducing the need to turn up the heating
  • When buying new products check out the energy efficient labels. These range from A, B, C, D, E, F – Remember, the further away from an A rated appliance, the less energy efficient it is
  • Using rechargeable batteries, solar powered or wind up products can help to reduce waste and reduce the cost to you
  • Switch off that TV or DVD. Appliances left on standby use a minimum of 20% of the power it takes to turn them on
  • Only fill the kettle with as much water as you need –  if you only need enough water for one cup of tea, why boil enough for a full pot
  • Use energy saving light bulbs – these are 6 times more efficient and last up to 9 times longer !!
  • Have a fireplace but rarely light the fire ? Then use a chimney balloon or a chimney cowl to keep out those nasty draughts, which suck the heat from your home
  • Save on heating by turning down your thermostats and turning off radiators in halls and unused rooms
  • Don’ t waste water – only use full dishwasher and washing machines. Take showers rather then baths
  • Where possible, eat in season locally produced fruit and vegetables –  these produce less emissions
  • Recycle everything possible and compost your scraps