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Using energy more efficiently way at home, will help you to save money. This is even more vital today with the pressures of rising cost of living. There are several ways you can do this, such as: 

  • conserving energy by cutting back activities that consume energy, or
  • being more energy efficient by harnessing technology to help reduce energy waste

Not only that, it will also help to reduce your carbon emissions. Currently, the leading causes of greenhouse gas emissions in our homes on the Isle of Man are:

  • Power lights and electrical appliances (fridges, freezers, dishwashers, tumble dryers, IT equipment) – by using electricity, which is currently mostly generated by burning gas and diesel. By reducing electricity use, we can reduce the amount of electricity that is generated. Electricity generation currently makes up 34% of our overall emissions.
  • Heating, hot water and cooking – by using gas, oil or coal. Currently, emissions from heating homes account for 21% of our overall emissions.

Find out more about the Island's carbon emissions here.

Tips on how to save energy and lower carbon emissions:

  • Save energy bills: simple steps you can make in your daily life that can save you money, and some current Government initiatives that can help.
  • Improve your home: make changes to your home (yourselves or by employing a tradesperson) which will improve the energy efficiency of your home, as well as support available.
  • Invest in low carbon technology: there are a number of recommended technologies that can allow you to be more energy efficient and reduce carbon emissions.

Using energy efficiently

can save you money