Did you know that more than 20% of the carbon emissions in Staffordshire come from residential homes?
An easy way to reduce your carbon footprint is to make your home greener. This page will give you some ideas and easy projects, from quick swaps to weekend projects.
Tips for a green home
- Turn your thermostat down by 1 degree – This can save around 10% on your energy bill. It’s good for your bank account and Mother Nature.
- Switch to LED Lightbulbs – They use up to 90% less energy than traditional lightbulbs, and they last up to 25x longer.
- Get a smart meter – Monitor the amount of electricity and gas you use and try to reduce it. Your energy company can fit a smart meter.
Get Free green energy solutions for your home
The Staffordshire Warmer Homes Scheme has helped hundreds of households across the area get free green home heating solutions installed in their homes. They install solar panels, home insulation, air source heat pumps and more. The scheme is managed by Staffordshire County Council and is only open to homes that meet the eligibility criteria. See if you are eligible today.
Ways to insulate your home
Here are three easy ways to insulate your home:
Weatherstripping: Seal gaps around doors and windows with adhesive weatherstripping tapes.
Insulate Attic and Crawlspace: Add fiberglass or foam board insulation to retain heat.
Install Door Sweeps and Window Films: Prevent air leakage by using door sweeps and thermal window films.
Insulate Water Heater and Pipes: Wrap your water heater with an insulating blanket and insulate exposed hot water pipes to conserve energy.
- Use Draft Stoppers: Place draft stoppers at the base of doors and windowsills to keep cold air out and warm air in.
By implementing these tips, you can create a more comfortable and energy-efficient living environment in your home.