Just over 40% of CO2 emissions in the UK comes from people going about their regular lives. With this information we can now make a difference, and cut down our CO2 emissions one step at a time. From washing up by hand, to creating a compost pile – we can all make a little effort which will go a long way.
You Don’t Always Have To Think Big
Instead of buying a brand new electric car or completely changing our heating systems, we can make small changes which will still have a positive effect, such as:
- Walking More
- Driving Less
- Washing by Hand
- Turning off lights when not in use
- Turning off consoles and TVs when not in use
- Buying energy efficient items
- Insulating our homes more efficiently
Most homes within the UK do not have the necessary amount of insulation built in – this means that just over 25% of heat loss escapes through the roof and walls.
By simply having the suitable amount of insulation in your loft could save you up to £150 per year (source Energy Savings Trust). This means that by simply installing insulation – it is the fastest payback solution available to us. When the correct type and size of insulation is installed, it typically takes less than 3 years to get your money back.
Reduce CO2 Emissions
By having your loft insulated to the recommended level you could be saving up to 800kg of CO2 emissions each year.
So what are home owners waiting for?