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Do you want to become more eco-friendly but, other than buying energy saving light bulbs and recycling your newspapers, donít really know where to start? It seems youíre not alone.


Increasing numbers of us are starting to think about our impact on the environment and would like to reduce our carbon footprint but need a little guidance and direction. Nearly half of the UKís carbon emissions come from us just going about our daily lives. This includes driving to work instead of using public transport and leaving the lights on when weíre not at home.


But the biggest contributors are our boilers which make up two thirds of our personal emissions mostly because they are old and wasteful. Thankfully there are a few things you can do to your boiler and your home to ensure you make the most efficient use of your heating. First off, by install an energy-efficient boiler to replace your old inefficient one.


Condenser combination boilers are the best option. Combi-boilers only heat up the water as and when you need it so because you donít need to leave them on all the time, you will waste far less electricity, so reduce your CO2 emissions. Condenser boilers minimise heat loss and maximise efficiency by reusing the gases normally lost through the flue to condense the water vapour in the boiler back into water.


This will chop about £170 off your electricity bills and prevent 875kg of CO2 per year being expelled into the atmosphere. If you get British Gas to install one of these for you before 25 July, you will save £852.


This saving is based on £400 off a new boiler, £204 off a yearís worth of home care and £248 off radiator heating and controls installation. This £248 saving on heating controls will also mount up to even more savings. By simply using timers and thermostats in each room youíll save an extra £100 on your heating bill.


If everyone in the UK switched their boilers we would save 13 million tonnes of CO2 and enough energy to heat around 3.4 million homes for one year. So it is the small changes that make the biggest difference.

 
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British Gas are not just gas suppliers. They also offer a range of other services including central heating repair.
 
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