How to Make Your London Home More Eco-Friendly
In recent years the momentum for positive action against climate change and being more environmentally aware is in full motion. The push from considering it a fad to a genuine issue is now mainstream, and people are taking action. This is something that everyone understands and that this concerns us all and future generations.
Being eco-friendlier is one important aspect of the battle to reduce carbon emissions in the UK. The best thing about it is that it’s something we can all do as part of our daily routine without is being too complicated. At Anthony Ward Thomas, we understand that we’re part of the London community and are doing our part to reduce carbon emissions.
How to Make Your Home Environmentally Friendly –
Improve your current insulation – before you can look into this, you need to know what your home’s current insulation is like. A home energy auditor will be able to assess and identify areas where insulation is lacking, and air sealing is required. This will reduce your energy consumption and your house will retain more heat.
Change to energy-saving light bulbs – this is a simple but effective way to move towards a greener home. Most incandescent bulbs use a lot of energy, so replacing them with LED or CFL light bulbs will help to lower your overall consumption. And also remember to switch off any lights when you leave a room.
Be smarter with usage – at times, we’re all guilty of leaving an appliance or light on when it’s not in use. If you’re vigilant, it’s possible to reduce your energy consumption just by switching appliances off. And remember – a TV or computer that’s on standby is still on and is using energy.
Replace or repair your boiler – an inefficient boiler than requires maintenance will increase your energy consumption, which is where the carbon footprint issues arise. If you replace or repair your boiler, you’re well on your way to reducing your carbon output. And if you want to go greener, have a look into biomass and condensing boilers.
A Greener Removals Company in London –
Anthony Ward Thomas has always made a point of working towards our role as a greener removal and storage company. We always try to reuse our removals boxes and any other packing materials for the next job. And the ones that are no longer usable are transported for recycling as we head to the upcoming relocation, making sure we’re mindful of our fuel consumption.
The Anthony Ward Thomas team will never throw anything away that we can reuse at a later date or for another purpose. We make regular trips to recycling centres to ensure that any waste we do create avoids landfill sites. And our local upcycling companies and charity shops receive donations of furniture and appliances clients no longer want to keep.
Every removals job we undertake undergoes a thorough assessment process, and we plan every detail before the moving day. That way, we know that every relocation will be efficient, with lots of consideration about the carbon impact for each removal. If we can logically use one of our smaller man & van vehicles, we will do so, as long as it’s the most efficient option. One trip with one of our larger vans is usually more economical for larger loads.
Each Anthony Ward Thomas branch in London apply an energy-saving policy and procedure. Further to the reuse, recycle, upcycle and donate process our teams work with, each facility uses electricity sparingly and has energy-friendly lightbulbs. We also request that our customers to turn any electrical appliances off at the socket when they’re not in use.
Anthony Ward Thomas – Greener Thinking for an Environmentally Positive London –
The time for looking after our environment and reducing our carbon emissions is here and now. We’re only just beginning to understand the scale of the environmental issues we all face. This is why the move towards greener homes and workspaces continues to increase. There is a lot of positives happening right now with things like the ban on single-use straws and a reduction of plastic production.
Additionally, if you install renewable energy, you’ll save money and improve your carbon footprint. Your investment is part of a long-term plan of reducing energy consumption, and you’ll soon see the financial results. Furthermore, you’ll be making a massive difference to your local environment.
Anthony Ward Thomas 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 London move further towards a carbon-neutral era.
If you’d like more information about our range of services, contact us today. We can also give you more information about the recycling points we use and any other energy-saving tips.