To celebrate #EarthDay2018, we have put together a list of helpful tips to help you save energy 

We joined in with the Twitter hashtag ‘#EarthDay’ on April 22nd, to post some practical advice on how you can reduce your carbon footprint and save money and energy in the home. 

  • Replace any old light bulbs with new energy efficient LED bulbs, they not only use use almost 90% less energy than a traditional incandescent but last much longer too!
  • When boiling the kettle, only use as much water as you need
  • When you can, wash clothes on a 30c cycle & make sure the machine is full
  • If you can, why not leave the car at home? Walking or cycling not only is good for the environment, but good for you too!
  • If your boiler is old & inefficient, think about replacing it with a new, A rated boiler. This could save you around £260 a year.
  • Check for draughts around windows and doors. Draught-proofing materials are inexpensive and can be bought at your local DIY store.
  • Pull furniture away from radiators or heaters to let heat circulate around your rooms
  • Ensure you have the correct level of loft insulation, as the correct level of loft insulation could save you around £110 a year

According to the Earth Day website:

Earth Day is now a global event each year, and it is believed that more than 1 billion people in 192 countries now take part in what is the largest civic-focused day of action in the world.

It is a day of political action and civic participation. People march, sign petitions, meet with their elected officials, plant trees, clean up their towns and roads. Corporations and governments use it to make pledges and announce sustainability measures. Faith leaders, including Pope Francis, connect Earth Day with protecting God’s greatest creations, humans, biodiversity and the planet that we all live on.

If you would like more information, or help with insulation or heating, contact our Healthy Housing Service.


Telephone: 0115 985 3009

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