As much as a quarter of all UK carbon Dioxide emissions come from the fuels we use in our homes. An average of 3.6 tonnes of carbon dioxide is produced annually by each British central heating system.
 Central Heating
 Types of Heater
 Fireplace and Woodheater tips
- See the Low Impact Factsheet for Wood stoves for the pros and cons of heating with wood.
- Store wood outside, covered on top with sides open to air.
- Store only a small amount of wood inside your home.
- If you collect your own wood, or prefer to buy unseasoned wood, plan to get it a year ahead. It takes green wood at least one year to dry out sufficiently to ensure it will be fully seasoned.
- Never burn painted or treated wood, particleboard or plywood.
- Don't burn glossy magazines and newprint.
- CREEative Energy's SHKOODAOW fire log has tested to be the cleanest product available on the market in Canada. Shkoodaow means fire in the Cree language. The fuel comes in various forms. There is the traditional fire log that is to be used only in conventional brick fireplaces and fire starters formed into balls and pucks.
- Turn old newspaper into compact pulp logs with Natural Collection's Logmaker. You get roughly one log per newspaper, and each log will burn for up to an hour. Easy to use, and ideal if you’re miles from recycling facilities.
- Let your woodheater go out over night and run an electric heater in the morning for 2 hours, rather than keeping your woodheater alight for the night causing unnecessary smoke and pollution.
 Other Heating Tips
- Keep all south-facing glass clean
- Make sure that objects do not block the sunlight shining on concrete slab floors or heat-absorbing walls
- Put metal or other non-meltable container of water on the radiator for a simple but effective humidifier.
- Leave hot water in the bathtub or in cooking pots instead of draining it immediately. This allows the water's stored heat to dissipate into your home rather than being lost down the drain.
- Leave your oven door open after you have cooked something to let the warm air help heat your home.