Brits Turn Off Their Electric as the Environment Takes Priority Post-Pandemic

Posted by on July 26, 2021 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments


According to research from Compare Boiler Quotes, nearly half (46%) of people say that caring for the environment has become more important to them since the coronavirus pandemic.

It is men whose attitudes have changed the most since the beginning of the pandemic, according to the research. A quarter of men say that the environment has become a bigger concern since Covid-19 began, whereas just one in five women think it has become more important to them.

Despite this research, sourced from Global Web Index, it is women that are taking the lead in making small changes to help with the globe.

More than half of women admit to trying to use less energy in the house, in comparison to 44% of men. This includes turning off dormant lights and turning off electrical appliances when not in use.

Increasing numbers of people are researching more eco-friendly ways to heat their home too, which is very positive. Google searches for ‘eco-friendly boilers’ are up five times what they were last year, showing that more people want to hopefully make the change as soon as possible.

The search term ‘environmentally friendly boilers’ is also up nine times, while ‘green boilers’ is up six times, compared to the same time last year.

Myles Robinson at Compare Boiler Quotes, says:

 “It’s great to see that so many households are switching to eco-friendly boilers, or at least considering it. Small household changes –  such as turning off lights when not in use, and ensuring that the heating is turned off when there’s nobody in the house – can make a huge impact on the world.”

Myles also gives one of his top home improvement tips – setting up a smart thermostat:

“Most radiators are set to a timer so that they come on at the coldest points in the day. However, some people forget to turn these off, therefore adding to their monthly bill, and also wasting electric.

“With a smart meter, such as Hive or Nest, you’re able to turn the heating on or off at any point in the day using an app on your phone. For example, those with full time jobs tend to turn this on as they’re about to drive home from work, so that they know they’re coming home to a nice, warm house.”

To do your bit on helping the environment and being a bit more sustainable. Check out this page to find out how you can recycle your mattress and other large items rather than flytipping, or check out this blog for small home improvement changes that you can make that will help contribute to helping the environment. Every small change counts!

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