What we can do to help the environment

In looking at our heating and cooling systems, the greatest consumer of energy in our homes, if there is poor insulation or lack of repair, it will lose its efficiency, hence the reason our HVAC workers regularly stress the importance of maintaining the units yearly.

We are becoming increasingly aware of the destruction we are causing to the environment. Recently, I read an article about how it takes those single-use coffee cups 20 to 30 years to decompose. I had thought these cups could be recycled, but they can’t, because of the plastic lining used inside the cups. And let’s not even mention those dreaded styrofoam cups that take 500 years to finally decompose. To put this into perspective, each year, we toss out over 50 billion coffee cups in the United States. That’s just terrifying. So, why am I rambling on about coffee cups? We can all do something about this! There are four ways we can help – falling under, the food we eat, consumption of items, transportation, and conserving household energy. By far, the energy we use in our homes is the biggest factor in helping the CO2 footprint. We run so many things every day, and when they become inefficient, they consume extra energy. In looking at our heating and cooling systems, the greatest consumer of energy in our homes, if there is poor insulation or lack of repair, it will lose its efficiency, hence the reason our HVAC workers regularly stress the importance of maintaining the units yearly. A well-ran test on HVAC components that has clean filters, and clean coils will work a lot better in providing comfort to your home. Furthermore, it will also save you some money in the end. So, let’s throw away fewer coffee cups, and get our HVAC systems checked on each year.

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