Save Energy, Cut Carbon, Save Cash!

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Oh dear… we are amongst the most energy wasteful people in Europe according to a recent survey by the EST. 71% of us regularly leave appliances on standby unnecessarily while 67% boil more water than needed in the kettle. In total, the energy we waste as a nation each year is now growing close to the equivalent of powering an additional 7 million non-existent homes! If everyone were to take just a few simple steps to curb our energy wastage, we could have a dramatic effect on cutting the UK’s carbon emissions while, at the same time, all saving ourselves a small fortune in energy bills. Do a little, save a lot!

  • Don’t leave appliances on standby

  • Keep your fridge and freezer full

  • Only boil as much water as you need

  • Turn your thermostat down by 1oC

  • Wash your laundry at lower temperatures

  • Switch off lights when a room is not in use

  • Use the washing line instead of the tumble dryer

  • Unplug chargers and power supplies when not in use

  • Shower instead of bathing

  • Only use the washing machine when you have a full load to wash

  • Defrost your freezer regularly to keep it running at top performance

  • If we can do just a number of the above, it will make a big difference! Many of the ideas above you’ll see in Birchway’s Green Charter. More information to follow soon.

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