Climate change can be overwhelming. Fortunately, lowering your carbon footprint can help reduce the emission of greenhouse gases and help you play a role in mitigating the effects of global climate change. You can use the following tips to lessen your carbon footprint.
1. Routine HVAC Maintenance
Routine HVAC maintenance to make your heating and cooling system more efficient and less wasteful is a surefire way to reduce your carbon footprint. As a general rule of thumb, your HVAC should undergo a thorough inspection, cleaning, and general repair at least once a year.
2. Use Energy Efficient Appliances
The appliances you use, such as air conditioners and furnaces, affect the size of the carbon footprint you produce. Using old and energy-intensive appliances that consume a lot of energy can elevate your footprint. Instead, opt for new, energy-efficient appliances with high energy star ratings. A side benefit can also be a reduction in monthly utility bills.
3. Replace Inefficient Boilers
Old and inefficient boilers can make you waste a lot of energy and water. Instead of sticking with an outdated boiler when it is time to replace yours, you could invest in an on-demand water heater. These heaters are efficient and will cost you less money on electricity bills. They also don’t have a tank and only provide hot water when needed, making them very effective at reducing water and energy wastage.
4. Install a Smart Thermostat
A smart thermostat is your friend when it comes to lessening your carbon footprint. It works by monitoring your heating and cooling needs and preferences and then automating them to maximize power usage. This kind of thermostat also allows you to track your energy use, allowing you to make better decisions about how to reduce your carbon footprint as a homeowner.
Your Heating and Cooling Experts
At BriskAir, we have been serving the residents of Coral Springs, Florida, and the surrounding areas since 1972. We repair, install, and maintain various types of heating and cooling systems. We also provide indoor air quality and commercial HVAC services.
If you are interested in reducing your carbon footprint as a homeowner, we can help you figure out how. Contact us today so we can get started!