Throughout March I've been focusing on reducing my home heating costs, because I was staggered to learn that 84% of typical domestic energy use goes on space heating and water heating. So if you're serious about cutting your energy bills or reducing your carbon footprint you can have a much bigger impact by sorting out your insulation than you can by using low-energy lightbulbs or not leaving gadgets on standby.
So I posted a list of things you could do to cut your home heating bills, and invited readers to vote in the poll any time they did one thing on the list.
The results were:
- I've done one thing on the list! 35 (62%)
- I've already done all of the things on the list! 15 (26%)
- I don't want to do any of the things on the list! 3 (5%)
- I can't do any of the things on the list! 3 (5%)
There are still things on the list I haven't done, but I'm determined to do all I can to bring my home heating bill down. For example, I still need to top up my loft insulation. So I'll keep revisiting the list, and I'll tell you about my progress.
Well done to everyone who participated in the challenge. I hope you'll keep doing all you can to insulate your home and save energy, too.
A new challenge for April will be coming soon.