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Here are lots of ideas to reduce your costs and carbon footprint.

Click or tap on a room for tips on free and low cost ways to improve your house.

Virtual house: ideas for going green and saving money

  • Kettle Only fill the kettle with the amount of water that you need.
  • Washing machine Using your washing machine late at night or early in the morning can be cheaper. Washing at 30C also significantly reduces the energy used.
  • Packaging Pay attention to the amount of packaging that your food comes in: buying fresh is often healthier, cheaper and better for the environment.
  • Energy Efficiency Rating When buying appliances, look for products with a high energy efficiency rating.
  • Frost A build up of frost or ice in your freezer can stop it working efficiently, so defrost it regularly.
  • Cycle Cycle instead of drive: it means 100% carbon savings, cost savings and health benefits!
  • Tyres Check tyre pressure regularly to save up to £15 per year.
  • Insulate Pipes Consider an electric vehicle to reduce carbon emissions.