My new business has taken me into the wonderful world of carbon footprints.  This is very timely, since we are all becoming increasingly aware of the need to reduce our carbon emissions.

I have been working to set up Homesmart Solutions Limited.  Homesmart provides smart heating solutions – intelligent additions to existing gas central heating systems that increase comfort and cut costs.

Cutting energy costs is achieved in two ways

  1. ensuring people are on the best tariff for their energy, so they are not paying too much
  2. cutting down the energy used by their heating.

The second part comes from using the extra control and in-built “intelligence” that smart heating provides.  And it is this that leads to a reduction in carbon emissions – and hence to a reduction of the carbon footprint of those who install the smart heating.

Smart heating can reduce heating bills by between 5% and 40% depending on

  • the type of solution installed
  • how careful you were about adjusting your heating before installing smart heating.

Since heating is such a large part of nearly everyone’s carbon footprint, reducing it makes a big contribution to cutting your carbon emissions.

You can see all the details of how much smart heating saves, what are the main elements of our carbon footprint, and how much smart heating can help in Homesmart’s recently published article on the benefits of smart heating

Read it and you will find intesting statistics on the CO2 emissions of driving a car and travelling by air, for example.  This helps put heating emissions in perspective.

Of course, there are other ways to reduce your carbon footprint apart from installing smart heating; and we will need to take other steps, as individuals and as a country, to cut back on CO2 emissions.

But it’s good to know that we are helping people move in the right direction while we are marketing our new company.