Home heating (oil and gas) account for the majority of the residential emissions in the Isle of Man.
Other causes of the carbon emissions at home is the use of electricity to power lights and electrical appliances (fridges, freezers, dishwashers, tumble dryers, IT equipment, TVs etc.), as some of this electricity is generated by burning gas and coal.
Reducing these emissions is one of the most important things we can do to help end the Island’s contribution to climate change and reach our net zero target.
Tips for you
Use the right appliances at home
The right appliances can save you money and benefit the environment. There are plenty of ways to reduce your carbon footprint but purchasing energy-efficient appliances is an excellent way to help both cut costs while doing a good thing for our planet.
- If you are looking for a new appliance for your home, be it a washing machine, television, or freezer, look out for an energy rating label. This information will help you choose the most energy-efficient appliance and help you work out how much it will cost to run.
- Lighting: Making the switch to energy-saving lights like LEDs will reduce your lighting bills and help your carbon footprint. If you replace all the bulbs in your home with LED lights you could reduce your carbon dioxide emissions by 65kg a year. This is equivalent to the carbon dioxide emitted by driving your car around 220 miles.