Tips on Making Your Home Eco-friendlier in Bath
Being environmentally aware and understanding the issues of global warming aren’t new, but there’s a positive way people are embracing change now. Whether we’re talking about something closer to home in our community or on a national scale, it’s possible for everyone to do their part. And the best thing is that we can start at home and improve our daily habits, in the knowledge that it does have a positive impact.
There are a few different approaches to having a greener household, and they will all affect your carbon output. Now, this might sound a bit strange at first, but your carbon footprint is a measurable tool that is available online. We’ll discuss this in more detail in this article, in addition to other ways you can make home improvements to help the environment and save you money.
Our Top Five Environmentally Savvy Tips –
Turn Lights Off – Let’s start with a relatively easy one. If you leave a room, switch the light off. And if possible, turn off any appliances that aren’t in use off at the socket as well. This will reduce your energy bill, and you’re actively using less energy, which is less carbon.
Use Green Energy Providers – This isn’t as widely known as it should be, but there are several 100% green energy providers. No coal, nuclear or fracking – they source from wind, solar and geothermal methods.
Change or Repair Boiler – An old or inefficient boiler will burn a hole in your pocket and carbon footprint. It might cost you initially, but a new boiler will save you money and reduce your energy use. There are also greener boiler options, such as biomass and solar thermal options.
Make Fewer Flights – For some people, air travel is a necessity for work or to visit family if you live far away. So, we face some tough decisions and will need to reconsider things like holidays and business travel. However, the reality is that flying is a massive contributor to climate change.
Say No to Single-Use Plastic – We can all do this, but it might take a concerted effort to get businesses to do their part. A considerable decrease in single-use plastic is becoming a reality, and we can be part of the solution by using reusable items.
Using a Carbon Footprint Calculator –
Previously, although those who understand global warming’s terminology would realise the importance of carbon emissions, the general public was less clued up. That’s all changing now, and it’s now a mainstream talking point. Additionally, carbon footprint calculators are available online to use. Although it does require you to get some pieces of information together.
Once you know what your carbon footprint is, you can start making some changes to reduce any bad habits or practices. Some are simple – reuse or recycle wherever possible and avoid unnecessary things like single-use plastic. One of the best options is to avoid putting anything directly into a landfill via your bin.
Similarly, try to avoid wasting food and consume less. Although a big weekly shop seems like a good idea, some of that will likely go over its use-by date. If you have food items that you don’t want, donate them to your local food bank or homeless organisation. Try and avoid buying imported food and beverages and cut down on your meat consumption. Even some basic changes will make a big difference.
Thomas Firbank – Bath’s Go-Green Removals and Storage Company –
The Thomas Firbank team takes our role in the community of Bath’s business sector seriously. We know that we contribute towards the city’s carbon emissions, which is why we strive to be efficient. When we make a job assessment, the type of vehicle and route, we take factor in using less fuel. And wherever possible, we reuse packing materials and recycle with diligence.
At Thomas Firbank, we also understand how essential our assessment process is to efficiency and reducing carbon output. Our team leave nothing to chance at every stage. And we also give our customers suggestions on the way to assist us. Decluttering is an excellent way to reduce your items before your relocation. You can then donate or recycle the things you no longer use.
Thomas Firbank works with hundreds of domestic and business customers who are making positive environmental steps. Every process we undertake as a business promotes efficiency and recycling. We’re here to help Bath move further towards a carbon-neutral era.
If you would like to discuss ways you can improve your carbon footprint, contact us today. The Thomas Firbank team are part of the positive push towards an eco-friendlier Bath.