Adopting healthy habits concerning how we move around every day, as well as in our energy consumption, is fundamental for reducing atmospheric pollutant emissions and ensuring a better quality of life in our city.
Everyone has a major role to play in helping to improve the quality of the air we breathe. Here are some actions within your reach that can help to improve air quality in your city.
If you travel in a vehicle, drive efficiently
- Share the car with other people whenever you have the chance to do so.
- Whenever possible, use the vehicle that pollutes the least.
- Combine its use with public transport.
- Carry out periodic maintenance of your vehicle.
- Don't use the air conditioning unnecessarily.
- When driving, accelerate and brake gently, in order to reduce pollutant emissions.
- Adjust the vehicle’s tyre pressure.
At home or in the office, save energy and reduce emissions
- Use natural light, use low-consumption light bulbs and don't leave lights on if they aren't necessary.
- Don't block air-conditioning inlet and return air vents and avoid covering radiators.
- Use thermal insulation on doors and windows to reduce loss of heat or air conditioning.
- Carry out periodic maintenance on air-conditioning installations to keep them running efficiently.
- Adjust thermostats to recommended temperatures (20-21ºC in winter and 25-26ºC in summer).