Home energy consumption accounts for around 30% of total energy used in the UK, and around 20% of our total carbon emissions. According to Ofgem, the average UK home with a medium energy consumption uses 12,000 kWh of gas per year and 3,100 kWh of electricity per year. That represents total carbon emissions of 3,067kg per year.
Therefore, if we are to meet targets and reduce the threat of climate change, addressing energy use in the home is a good place to start. Plus, making energy efficiency improvements to homes also makes them healthier to spend time in, and more comfortable – cool in the summer and warm in the winter. It’s a win-win.
And that’s where Cosy Homes Oxfordshire comes in, offering a simple solution to retrofitting homes in Oxfordshire.