10 Ways To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

With hundreds and thousands of individual carbon footprints covering the world, these greenhouse gas emissions, mostly carbon dioxide, reduce the amount of oxygen available for us to breathe and wrap the Earth in damaging heat.

There are several steps you can take just inside your home to cut down on greenhouse gas emissions. By adjusting the way we use our heating and air conditioning to the cars we drive to how we fix up our homes, we can reduce our own carbon footprint and help preserve the health of the Earth.

Minimize Gas Usage Where You Can

The gas it takes to power the furnace and boiler make up a large part of your gas use. For the simplest ways to reduce your carbon footprint consider the largest systems and appliances in your home and make minor adjustments.

  • Do laundry in cold water.
  • Avoid using hot water, which must be heated.
  • Opt to carpool to reduce gas mileage.

Learn about Furnace and Air Conditioner Efficiency

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  • Lower the thermostat by two degrees below your comfort level for heating and two degrees higher for air conditioning.
    Chances are, you will not notice much of a difference.
  • Replace dirty air filters regularly. Clean air filters keep the furnace and air conditioner from overspending energy.
    It also helps maintain high indoor air quality.
  • Have your central air system maintained twice a year.

Your preferred HVAC contractor works to keep your heating and air conditioning system in its best form, ensuring energy efficiency.

Reduce Electricity Usage

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  • Store away medium-sized appliances that you do not need everyday.
  • Unplug cords when devices and appliances are not in use.
  • Only use the dishwasher when the racks are completely filled with dirty dishes.

Also be sure to skip the dry cycle. Instead, leave the dishwasher open after the rinse and allow the dishes to air dry.

Implement Smart Features When Remodeling the House

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  • Change all light bulbs in the home to energy-saving light bulbs such as LED or CFL light bulbs.
    These bulbs use up to 85 percent less energy than incandescent light bulbs and last 10 to 25 times longer.
  • Replace windows with energy-efficient windows. Energy-efficient windows help control the amount of heat that enters, thereby significantly reducing heating and cooling costs from inside the house.
  • Fill cracks and crevices around the house windows and doors with weather-stripping and caulking.

Taking the time to block small entryways from outdoor heat and cold to enter protects home comfort, atmosphere and indoor air quality.

Eco-Minded Air Conditioning and Heating with Service Champions

The experts at Service Champions Heating & Air Conditioning have always advocated measures for clean air and eco-friendly air conditioning.

From AC maintenance, air-cleaning systems to full-service furnace installations, Service Champions can make your choice for smart heating and air conditioning count when it comes to economy and efficiency.

To learn more about our approach to energy-efficient heating and air conditioning, contact one of our friendly representatives in our call center or book an appointment online at your earliest convenience.