It all starts at home...
Today we posted a blog which outlines 7 actions you can take to help lower your carbon footprint, helping to support our fight against climate change. See this blog post here
We want to get your feedback on the first action outlined in our blog, cutting that energy use! Let’s get some rock solid data from you on the results - are you up for it?!
Recording your energy usage using your smart meter
You can also measure your live usage on an In Home Display. If you have an Aclara or Honeywell/Elster smart meter, see this guide for how to do this. If it’s a Secure Liberty smart meter, see this guide.
Have a read of these actions which have been taken from our blog post, and come back here to post your daily usage picture!
Energy use reduction tips from our blog post
A staggering 28% of every person’s carbon emissions come from the energy they use at home. So when you’re looking to make a big impact, there’s no better place to get started than home sweet home.
Turn your thermostat down by just one degree and you could save yourself £60 a year.
The biggest kitchen carbon culprit is right there, guiltily churning away in the corner: your tumble dryer. Air drying cuts around 90kg of carbon. That’s the equivalent of driving 519km in a diesel car!
Idling appliances like TVs and laptops are costing you around £35 a year. Simply switch them off at the wall.
Watch your water: fill a kettle with only as much as you need. Make sure your dishwasher and washing machine are full before you click that ‘eco mode’ button.
It would be great to hear from you about anything else you’d like more info on, to help you with taking action on climate change. Tell us in the comments below, as well as your results!