Get energy efficient

It's easy to make big savings on your utility bills, by choosing home appliances that help you save energy. Simple things like looking out for energy efficient appliances will help you reduce your carbon footprint too.

A helping hand from us

get energy efficientOur Eco Home products are designed to help you use less energy - from specially designed extension leads, to remote devices that help you switch off those hard-to-reach products. Plus energy efficient fridges, freezers, televisions and washing machines, including many A rated appliances, endorsed by the Energy Saving Trust.

 

Simple ways to save energy

Really small things, like choosing not to leave electrical items on standby, can save you a lot of money - the average UK household could save between £38 and £40, by doing that alone! (The Energy Saving Trust, 2008).

Other really easy changes to make include:

  • Switching to energy saving light bulbs
  • Making sure you put lids on your pans when you're cooking
  • Looking out for the Energy Saving Recommended logo on new appliances

About your carbon footprint

The term "carbon footprint" refers to the total amount of carbon dioxide that's released into the atmosphere as a result of the things you do every day. The more energy you consume, the more fuel you use and the bigger your carbon footprint and your impact on the environment will be.

In the UK, about a third of all carbon emissions are generated in the home - we spend on average £2.6 billion a year on running computers and other consumer goods (The Energy Saving Trust, 2008). So the choices you make when you're buying home appliances can make a big difference to the environment and your bills as well.

Choose sustainability

Choosing products that have been sustainably sourced is an easy way to protect the world's natural resources, and it doesn't have to make a hole in your pocket.

What is sustainable shopping?

Shopping sustainably means choosing products for your home that help you conserve the world's resources, including wood and water. We have the products to help you do just that.

Why is sustainability important?

what is sustainable shoppingWhen it comes to saving money, living more sustainably can make a massive difference. Ssaving water is an easy place to start. Especially if you're on a meter, cutting the amount of water you use could help you make significant savings. Conserving water is really important for the planet, too. There are a few simple things you can do at home to help look after this precious resource.

why is sustainability important? It is also important to conserve trees as they provide vital protection to our environment. Trees are home to diverse ecosystems and are one of our world's most important defences against the build-up of greenhouse gases. When you choose products sourced from sustainable forests, you'll help to make sure they're constantly being replanted. We've also got plenty of great value products made from sustainably sourced woods, helping you to protect the world's shrinking forests.

Shopping sustainably with us

We've also got a fantastic range of FSC-accredited garden furniture and outdoor adventure toys to choose from - guaranteed to be made with wood from sustainably managed forests.