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Turn off your appliances when not in use

Some studies say that appliances in standby consume about 10% of total electricity. If your plugs don't have switches, consider using a power strip or a timer plug.

1710kg CO2 saved
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Replace single with double-glazed windows

This isn't a cheap option, but it has a huge effect on your home's efficiency (and comfort). Can't install double-glazing? Thick curtains or removable insulating window panels.

1350kg CO2 saved
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Purchase green energy

This is one of the easiest changes to make. Most energy providers nowadays provide a green energy plan, often the same price as energy that uses fossil fuel.

1300kg CO2 saved
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Insulate your water heater

Hug your water heater, the planet thanks you (don't actually hug it, search for Water Heater Insulation Blanket).

450kg CO2 saved
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Seal gaps around windows and doors

Draught can be a big source of heat loss. You can save energy by sealing gaps around windows, or installing draught-proofing beneath doors

323kg CO2 saved
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Turn your thermostat down 1º in the winter

Throw on a sweater and wooly socks instead of turning up the heat in winter.

300kg CO2 saved
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Wash clothes in cold water

It's common to wash white clothes in warm water. Cold water does just as well and reduces your footprint.

300kg CO2 saved
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Improve your home's cooling/heating efficiency

Proper insulation, like cavity wall insulation, draught-free windows and doors, and more are highly effective at keeping either cool or warm air in your home.

180kg CO2 saved
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Buy recycled paper

Not only does it produce less CO2 to manufacture, but you avoid the whole bit of chopping down, transporting and processing trees.

130kg CO2 saved
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Install solar panels

Although a hefty upfront investment, solar panels not only reduce your carbon emissions as save you money on the long-term.

119.5kg CO2 saved
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Hang dry clothes

When possible, avoid a tumble dryer and dry your clothes on a line.

100kg CO2 saved
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Close your curtains or shutters on hot days

Avoid turning on that AC as much as possible.

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Set your boiler at a maximum temperature of 60°C

This makes it run efficiently and hygienically.