Make sure your boiler is working for you and not the other way round! Fitting modern heating controls is a very quick and cost effective way of managing you gas bills. This could save you £75/year which is about 275kg of carbon.
Turn your thermostat down by 1oC! This simple action can save you £60 a year and it costs nothing to install. This is a carbon saving of 350kg.
Replace your existing lights with LED bulbs! Doing this will save you around £40 a year and also give you a nicer form of light if you are replacing old strip lights. This gives a carbon saving of around 78kg.
If your shower runs off your boiler, fit a water efficient head! This simple action can save you about £38 a year by your boiler not having to work as hard heating as much water. This gives a carbon saving of 174kg.
Stop leaving electrical equipment on standby! By turning things off at the plug socket, you will save £35 a year on electricity no longer being wasted through resistance within equipment. This is a carbon saving of 161kg.
Stop draughts! By checking gaps around your windows and doors, you could save £25 a year on your heating bill. This gives a carbon saving of 115kg.
Use a washing up bowl! By washing your dishes in a bowl and not wasting water through rinsing, this can save you £25 on your gas bill. This gives a carbon saving of 115kg.
Just turn off your lights! By not leaving lights on in the house, this can save you about £15 a year on your electric. This is a carbon saving of 29kg.
Stop singing in the shower! By spending one less minute in the shower, this can save you £8 a year. That's 37kg of carbon.
Do one less wash a week! By cramming as much in your washing machine and saving a wash can save you £8 a year on your electricity. This gives a carbon saving of about 16kg.
Taking control of your recycling and making sure you put the right stuff in the right bins can save you around 100Kg of carbon a year on new products not having to be manufactured from scratch!
Waste not, want not with food. If you eat everything you cook and don't put any food into landfill then this can save around 241Kg of CO2 per household. This is carbon saved through not wasting farmed food along with carbon emissions through land fill.
Ease off the gas! If you drive a bit slower, ease off using the brakes last minute and just go easy on the gears, you can save around 690Kg CO2 a year. Driving smart is also safer and cheaper.
Go electric car and go green. If you swap your car for an electric model and swap your electricity tariff to a green one, then you can save 4.6T of CO2 a year.
Dig for victory! If you compost your family's food and garden waste then this could save on average 535Kg CO2 a year.