Now you have worked out your carbon footprint there are many ways in which you can reduce it by following the recommended energy saving tips in this section. These are quick and easy ideas which may take a small change in behaviour but offer significant savings. Other areas where you can reduce your overall impact is by reducing your waste and recycling. Another way of reducing energy consumption in your home is to ensure that it is well insulated which will help conserve heat in the winter, but keep you cool in the summer. There is a scheme called the HELP scheme which is in association with the Energy Saving Trust and provides a discount for the insulation.
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