Reducing your carbon footprint

Take a step in the right direction

It’s sometimes difficult to know where to start if you want to lessen your impact on the environment. We’re given so much advice, it’s hard to see the wood for the trees. There’s the big steps we can take, like reducing the energy usage from our homes and transport, and there’s the little things too, like using less plastic.

When it comes to your heating oil, Certas Energy can help you take a step in the right direction. Read on to find out more.

Ask to carbon offset your fuel order

First of all, what is carbon offsetting?
Many of our day to day routines, including heating our homes, result in carbon dioxide emissions. It’s these emissions that drive climate change and can harm our environment. The UK has a national target to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

If you live off grid, and use heating oil to keep your home warm, you could reduce the carbon footprint from the fuel you use by offsetting it.

How to offset the carbon footprint from your heating oil orders
Our home heating oil customers can now offset the carbon emissions from the fuel they buy from us. We do this by investing in projects that reduce the emissions in the atmosphere and help reduce climate change.

We invest in a mixture of carbon emission reducing projects across the globe. Each and every one of the projects we help fund is independently certified to meet VCS standards – the globally recognised benchmark for Carbon Reduction.

So if you’d like to do your bit next time you place a fuel order with us, just ask to Carbon Offset your order. We’ll estimate your carbon offset contribution based on the size of your order and add it to your final bill.

Your contribution will then go to one of our well-established carbon offsetting partners, who will invest it into global climate change projects. We offset the emissions of our own operations in the same way too.

Read more about the projects we support and our latest carbon offset report

Switch to e-billing

Some studies have suggested that minimising your paper usage could help to reduce carbon emissions.

Trees are ‘carbon sinks,’ which means they are able to absorb CO2 gases from the atmosphere. So it’s a good idea not to cut them down for paper.

By switching to Certas Energy e-billing, you can take a small step towards doing your bit.

It’s quick and easy to do, simply click and fill in the form, and we’ll send you your invoices by email rather than through the post.

Sign me up to e-billing

Choose a more efficient fuel. Get Glowmax

Heating homes and buildings account for a significant amount of UK carbon emissions. Finding ways to improve the efficiency of your heating system can help to reduce your home emissions.

Our premium heating oil, Glowmax, is a cleaner-burning, more efficient fuel compared to our standard Kerosene*. Together with your boiler care routine, it could help to improve the efficiency and performance of your boiler and cooker, while lowering the risk of breakdown.

Call your local team on 0345 600 4040 and ask us about Glowmax next time you top up. Or order it online here.

* Efficiency and performance of Glowmax based on evidence of tests carried out comparing Glowmax to our standard kerosene.

Helping you to do your bit

At Certas Energy, we’re dedicated to embracing positive change one step at a time.

Talk to your local team to find out more: 0345 600 4040.