Each year, on April 22, people take to streets, parks, and auditoriums to celebrate Earth Day – a chance to come together and express our passion for creating a more healthy and sustainable planet.
The question is, how do we continue to live in the spirit of Earth Day on the other 364 days a year?
While steps like recycling bottles and replacing our SUVs with hybrids will take a few toes off your carbon footprint, there are few ways that will get at the root of our personal impact on the planet better than changing the way we power our home comfort equipment.
By using propane rather than coal-fired electricity to power your home heating system, for example, you can cut greenhouse gas emissions in half (you’ll stay warmer in winter, too). Propane appliances are also typically more efficient than electric-powered models – a tankless propane water heater, for example, can reduce energy use by 50 percent compared to a similar unit powered by electricity, according to the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC).
Of course, propane isn’t the only option for powering an Earth-friendly home: today’s ultra-low sulfur heating oil (ULSHO) is cleaner-burning than ever, and solar panels are becoming a affordable green option for many North Carolina homes and businesses.
The bottom line: when it comes to Earth-friendly home power, you’ve got more options today than ever before.
Want more ideas for saving energy and making your North Carolina home or business greener? Come visit our demonstration showroom and see our high-efficiency, low emissions equipment in action!