Every April communities celebrate National Earth Month in hopes of finding ways to decrease our carbon footprint on this planet. This year, 2015, marks National Earth Month’s 45th anniversary! With that said, do you ever wonder what your carbon footprint is? Check out this free online carbon footprint calculator. Simple reminders such as shortening your shower time, remembering your reusable grocery bags, sealing your heating and cooling ducts and properly using a programmable thermostat are important to carry to reduce emissions throughout the year (not just in April). Here are a couple more eco-friendly tips to improve your home’s energy performance.
Schedule a Pre-Season HVAC Tune Up
Did you know that as much as half of your household energy use goes to heating and cooling? The EPA advises that airflow problems can reduce your HVAC system’s efficiency by up to 15% and contribute to carbon pollution. In fact, dirt and neglect are the top causes of heating and cooling system inefficiency and failure. So while heating and cooling your home can potentially comprise half of your home’s energy bill, maintaining the air conditioning system with a pre-season HVAC tune-up from the certified Lawes technicians can end up saving you money and improve your home’s energy performance (not to mention the impact on the earth).
Choose Clean (and Green) Fuel
By using Lawes oil, you’re already going green for mother earth. Properly installed oil-fired heating units give off no observable dirt, soot, or unwanted odors. In addition, newer oil-burning systems are much more environmentally friendly than older designs and burning other types of fuel. Part of the reason for this is that oil heat contains no carcinogens, nor cancer-causing agents which can be extremely harmful to residents.
Lawes oil is a sustainable option – one of the most efficient ways to ensure warmth, safety and comfort with the lowest emissions. Be confident knowing you’re making an environmentally sound decision. In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently issued a report stating that oil burners are now one of the cleanest combustion sources available. Our fuel is of the highest and cleanest (low-sulfur) quality around, so you know you’re making the best decision.
Make a Difference
When one thinks of Earth Month, they might think of a month of earth friendly activities, bringing about awareness and sharing of knowledge about environmental issues. In April, we celebrate these activities with the hope that they will bring about new habits that continue throughout the year.
You Can Count on Lawes
Our heating oil provides a safe, clean environmentally friendly solution to efficiently heat your home. Lawes Heating and Cooling Company has been loyally keeping families comfortable all year round. It’s central to our business. We provide air conditioning technicians available 24-hours a day, 365 days a year, so protect your family, and give us a call today at (732) 741- 6302! To view our service plans, click here.