Most homes in the UK are heated by oil or gas, these are fossil fuels that have been laid down under the earth over millions of years. The World Health Organisation recommends that we live at a minimum temperature of 18°C, but we can still conserve these fuels. When you switch on a light or appliance you are drawing electricity from the national grid. This electricity is generated from a range of sources: around 66% fossil fuels, 21% nuclear and 13% renewable, this balance changes constantly to view it now click here.
- Check your walls and loft are insulated
- Turn your thermostat down by 1°C – to save 10% on your heating bills
- Turn off lights and appliances that are not in use
- When you replace or buy more appliances look for the most energy efficient.
Further information at Wessex Energy