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Energy Saving Overview
CO2 emissions are the main reason for changes in our climate. The energy we use in our homes accounts for over a quarter of UK CO2 emissions. Not only will reducing these emissions and making your home more energy efficient help to save the planet, it can also save you hundreds of pounds a year on the cost of your energy bills.
We all have our part to play in helping to reduce climate change. By making some subtle changes to your lifestyle, you can make a significant reduction in your personal CO2 emission and carbon footprint.
Tips To Lower Heating Costs
Your central heating controls can be the key to energy saving. Thermostats and timers can help to reduce your emissions. Make sure you are familiar with how the controls of your heating system work and only use it when necessary. Reducing the temperature on the thermostat by just one degree, can reduce heating costs by up to 10%.
If you are buying a new boiler, try to find one with the Energy Saving Trust Recommended label.See our reviews for different boilers This way you have peace of mind in knowing you have an energy efficient product.
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Energy suppliers are now making energy saving offers for those who are eligible. You do not necessarily have to be a customer to take advantage of the offers available. This can include free cavity wall insulation for suitable homes.
Landlords may be able to claim some assistance in the form of a Landlord's Energy Saving Allowance. This can also help them to reduce their tax bill.