How you can help clean the air

Here are some tips to help you be more energy efficient at home.

Finding a clean air solution

As more people are becoming aware of air pollution, an increasing focus is being put on governments and companies to do something about it. And you can help, too. There are lots of easy changes that you can make that will go a long way in improving the quality of the air we breathe.

Lead a cleaner future

As we breathe, pollution enters our bodies and can damage our health in lots of different ways. The more we’re exposed to, the bigger the risk and the larger the impact it can have.

There are lots of easy things that you can do to help keep the air cleaner. By making small changes to how you travel, what you buy and how you manage your home, you can reduce air pollution and help improve air quality for yourself, your family and your community.

Simple tips to lead a cleaner life on the go

Consider electric

Electric vehicles are better for the environment than diesel or petrol, emitting far less harmful carbon emissions.

Choose public transport

When you can, choose public transport instead of driving your car. Not only will you help reduce the amount of traffic on the roads, you might even save some money.

People power

As well as being great for reducing the amount of pollution in the air, walking and cycling are also cheap and easy ways to stay healthy and active.

Simple tips to lead a cleaner life at home

Turn off the heat when nobody’s home

During the colder months, lots of us get into the habit of setting our heating on a timer and forgetting about it. Waste less heat by making sure you only use it when you need to – smart thermostats can help with that.

Look after your boiler

Make sure your boiler is serviced each year to help keeping it burning fuel cleanly. It could help you save on fuel and money.

Be careful what you burn

If you have a wood burning stove or fireplace, try not to use it often. When you do, use dry, chemical-free wood that burns with less smoke to to reduce the emissions in the air we breathe.

Simple tips to lead a cleaner life at work

If it's not in use turn it off

Heating, air con, lights, laptops – they can all play a big part in reducing the amount of energy your workplace uses.

LED lights

Typically consuming 85% less energy than traditional bulbs, LEDs are a simple and really effective way to reduce dependency on fossil-based generation.

Appoint an energy champion

They should encourage people to take up cycling or walking to work, as well as looking into new ways your company can become energy efficient, like district heating systems.