SOLAR ENERGY TIP
Did you know you can heat water via solar energy? Solar hot water panels can reduce the amount of energy you use by over 450 kWh and cut your salon’s carbon footprint by 230 kg of CO2– that’s comparable to driving a medium sized family car from London to Paris and back.
o By taking this step, you’ll also save approximately €60 in energy costs per year.
WATER TEMPERATURE TIP
Do two degrees make a difference? It may not to your client, but it definitely will to your bills! When washing hair, suggest a slightly cooler temperature to your client. A 2°C decrease in normal washing temperature could save around 640 kWh per year – that’s the same as running your microwave for 18 days straight! o This quick fix will also:
- Save €110 every year
- Reduce 460 kg of CO2 emissions every year
AIR CONDITIONER TIP
Considering going up a size with your air conditioner? Think again. While buying the next size up may be tempting, if the air conditioner is too big for the room it won’t be as efficient, and you could waste a minimum of €26 a year on unnecessary electricity costs. o You would also waste:
- 175 kWh of energy every year
- 92 kg of CO2 emissions every year
AIR TEMPERATURE TIP
One degree can make a difference! Reduce your heating temperature by 1°C in the winter and raise your air conditioner’s thermostat by 1°C in the summer. This small change will cut your carbon footprint by 200 kg of CO2 – that’s the amount of CO2 the average family’s TV produces over the course of a year. o This will also save:
- approximately €63 a year in gas and electricity costs
- 370 kWh of energy