Your new year’s resolution to help the environment
If you haven’t made a new year’s resolution or the one you have made has gone by the wayside, why not adopt this one.
Make your Business and Home greener
There are many ways that you can reduce your energy usage by making some changes both at your business and home.
- Switch to LED lightbulbs: Changing your halogen lightbulbs to LED bulbs will lower your energy usage as well as save you money. LEDs are more energy efficient than halogen bulbs consuming 85% less energy, and not emitting as much waste heat energy. As they last a lot longer than halogen bulbs, LEDs will save you money in the long run.
- Insulate your business premises and home: On average, an uninsulated property loses around 70% of its heat from the roof, walls and windows. By installing insulation into the roof cavity reduces heat loss by 75%, meaning the property will remain warmer and your heating bills will be lower.
- Get a smart meter: Smart meters automatically tells your energy company and you how much energy you are using, helping to save you money by only paying for what you use and giving you the opportunity to measure and make savings wherever you can.
- Switch to 100% renewable electricity: One way to help to reduce carbon emissions is by switching to 100% renewable electricity. This means the energy is generated through the power of wind, water, or solar, rather than using fossil fuels such as coal or gas. Current conditions in the energy market mean that a number of energy suppliers aren’t taking on new customers at the moment. But when they do, switching to a 100% renewable supplier is one of the quickest and simplest ways you can make life greener.