Few could have missed hearing about the mass protests that have been happening for the last few weeks in central London, organised by the Extinction Rebellion climate activists. Regardless of your opinion of whether they were right to cause the disruption that they did, most would agree that climate change is a huge issue and one that we need to be taking direct action on. While activists such as these and Greta Thunberg call for large scale action, small changes on a mass scale can also contribute hugely to halting the damage that we’re doing to the planet.
We therefore thought it would be useful to offer some tips that we can all follow to reduce our carbon footprint, specifically in relation to our own area of expertise – plumbing and heating.
Gas is most commonly used for heating our homes and of course this is a fossil fuel which is in finite supply and its production has a negative impact on the environment. There are several things you can do to heat your home more efficiently and therefore reduce the amount of gas that you use.
Getting water to our homes uses energy which has an environmental cost and, while we still get a lot of rain in this country, climate changes including sustained periods of dry weather and heat waves, the likes of which we saw in the summer of 2018, mean that water is not as plentiful as we may believe and future supplies are uncertain.
These are ways that we can all conserve water, and homes that are on a water meter would also benefit financially from using less:
Will these small changes save the world? Maybe not in isolation but by adopting these changes en masse, we can all help. Not only can they help the environment, many of these measures can also save us money – and who doesn’t want to do that!
If you do have an inefficient boiler, a leaky toilet or a more significant leak then we can help. Call us on 0333 577 0151 or complete the message form opposite.
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