Buildings in Camden, including residential properties, account for 90% of carbon dioxide emissions that drive climate change.
Curbing your home energy waste is yet another impactful way to reduce your contributions to the air pollution problem in Camden.
How Energy Efficient Is Your Home?
You can find information about the energy efficiency of your property, as well as available government funds for improvements, by entering your postcode here. Tying previous survey data with the usage details you share, the service will provide specific recommendations, their financial investment and available savings to help you identify your key areas for improvement.
What Can You Do?
We have a few simple changes you can make to reduce your energy wastage and improve your energy efficiency at home.
Not only will these help to conserve resources and benefit the environment, many will save you money both now and later.
- Turn on lights only when necessary and turn off lights when leaving a room
- Replace incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent light bulbs
- Install a programmable thermostat – Make sure to set it to an appropriate temperature, remembering a one degree difference has an impact
- Avoid using fireplaces and wood stoves unless necessary
- Unplug appliances and electronics when they are not in use
- Wash laundry in cold water and hang to dry
- Seal your heating and cooling ducts
- Add insulation and weatherstripping, especially for doors, windows and attics
- Replace refrigerators older than ten years
- Look into purchasing dehumidifiers and air purifiers – Air purifiers with a HEPA filter capture 99.7% of particles including allergens, bacteria and even viruses
- Replace carpets with bare floors to reduce pollutants and choose furniture and paints with low levels of VOC (Volatile Organic Compound)
- Ask your energy supplier for a home audit and inquire about alternative energy solutions like solar or wind
- Install double glazing
- Upgrade your boiler