Domestic Energy Saving
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Supporting over 16,000 cathedral and church buildings of The Church of England
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About ChurchCare

By each saving a little energy at home we can collectively make a huge impact on the carbon footprint of the country.

Top Ten Tips:

  1. Turning your thermostat down by 1ºC could cut your heating bills by up to 10 percent and save you around £30 per year.
  2. Is your water too hot? Your cylinder thermostat shouldn't need to be set higher than 60ºC/140ºF.
  3. Close your curtains at dusk to stop heat escaping through the windows.
  4. Always turn off the lights when you leave a room.
  5. Don't leave appliances on standby and remember not to leave appliances on charge unnecessarily.
  6. If you're not filling up the washing machine, tumble dryer or dishwasher, use the half-load or economy programme.
  7. Only boil as much water as you need (but remember to cover the elements if you're using an electric kettle).
  8. A dripping hot water tap wastes energy and in one week wastes enough hot water to fill half a bath, so fix leaking taps and make sure they're fully turned off!
  9. Replace your light bulbs with energy saving recommended ones: just one can reduce your lighting costs by up to £78 over the lifetime of the bulb - and they last up to 12 times longer than ordinary light bulbs.
  10. For more advice, visit the Energy saving Trust web-site , the CSE advice pages.

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Upcoming Events

ASSOCIATION OF FESTIVAL CHURCHES ANNUAL GATHERING

The Association of Festival Churches working with the Diocese of Oxford invites you to its annual gathering.

This will be an opportunity to hear about the work of Festival churches nationally, and to think through some of the issues facing the rural church and the future of rural buildings.

We shall be meeting in the newly refurbished and reordered church of St Mary Magdalene Woodstock on November 30th.

You do not need to be a member of the AFC to attend. It is open to all comers.

Tickets cost £15 plus eventbrite booking fee (once booked not refundable) to include lunch. An invoice can be requested but it is payable by November 1st please.

There is an opportunity to walk in Blenheim Palace Park at lunchtime at no cost (by kind permission of the Operations Director).

For further details and to book click here.

DAC CLOCK ADVISORS' DAY 2017

Monday 27 November 2017 - Church House, London