Just by doing this you can cut your lighting consumption by between 70 and 90%.
6. Efficient heating
Installing heating control systems , such as thermostats, to adjust heating consumption to thermal requirements allows you to heat homes without unnecessary consumption or extra costs on your bill.
Also, switching heating equipment for more efficient options, such as heat pumps or natural gas condensing boilers, can really help to tackle climate change and achieve a more sustainable planet.
7. Choose A-rated appliances
Use efficient, low-consumption, low-pollution appliances (A+++ rating).
Although the most efficient appliances are slightly more expensive to buy, this additional cost is recouped before the end of their useful life thanks to the energy savings they achieve.
If it enables us to tackle climate change from home and save money to boot, what more can we ask of an appliance.
8. Switch off the TV and computer
It's a deep-rooted habit we almost all have. Leaving both the TV and computer on standby. This is known as phantom energy and can account for around 10% of a home's annual energy use.
If we want to care for our environment and save electricity, we must switch off the little red light that is always on.
9. Disconnect chargers
Other electricity vampires are the chargers that we always keep plugged in.
Like your TV and computer, you should disconnect chargers for mobiles and other electronic devices when they are not in use, thus making a significant saving.
10. Ten ideas for tackling climate change
In buildings with a large enough horizontal surface, it may be worth looking at fitting self-consumption systems that enable dependence on external energy sources to be reduced.
Self-consumption not only uses renewable energies but also minimises energy transmission needs - a 2x1 win in the fight against climate change.
The domestic storage batteries now present in smart homes represent a significant advance in this regard as they enable the surplus solar energy self-generated during the day to be used.
- Walk and cycle
- Drive efficiently
- Use electric cars
- Make your home more sustainable
- LED bulbs and smart controls
- Efficient heating
- Choose A-rated appliances
- Switch off the TV and computer
- Disconnect chargers
- Fit a self-consumption system
Social awareness to tackle climate change
While it is true that local councils are chiefly responsible for driving this transformation and setting an example with their actions, we as citizens must also play an active role in this process.
By showing awareness and commitment in all our individual actions, we can contribute significantly to achieving an energy transition that will help us tackle climate change and attain a more sustainable world.
Attaining a sustainable economy that achieves energy efficiency must necessarily involve the transformation of our behaviour and consumption habits.
In this context, it is imperative that citizens support initiatives that promote the circular economy - reuse, reduce and recycle -, by fostering the optimisation of natural resources and the conservation of global biodiversity.
To do this, citizens must be informed about the impacts caused by our actions, raise awareness among those around us of the importance of small gestures and be able to make the changes required to definitively achieve sustainability. Are you ready for the challenge?