Domestic properties account for nearly 30 per cent of overall carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.
Reducing carbon emissions not only helps tackle the climate emergency but can also save you money through simple changes to become more energy efficient in your home.
Many households can make worthwhile savings with little or no need to pay for improvements, for example by ensuring:
- heating system timers are set up properly
- thermostats are set at the lowest comfortable temperature
- combi boiler flow temperatures are minimised.
Inexpensive items such as radiator foil and LED bulbs also pay back very quickly in reduced energy bills, as does turning off lights and appliances like televisions when not in use.
Visit GOV.UK for more energy saving tips to save you money.
Mencap have also produced an easy read guide how to save energy and money at home (PDF, 1.55MB).
Support with your energy bills
For advice about how you can save money on your bills, visit our help with gas, electricity and water support page.
Energy grants - Help to Heat
Energy advice for London
The Energy Saving Trust has launched a new website to help support Londoners through the cost-of-living crisis with free advice on saving energy and water, reducing energy bills, accessing financial support, installing renewables and more. All their support is impartial and delivered by in-house experts at Energy Saving Trust. See Energy Advice London.
British Sign Language (BSL)
The Royal Association for Deaf People has a range of BSL videos with tips and advice on saving energy and water.
They also have a BSL video on cold weather advice.