Written on: April 10, 2019
Each April 22, people gather in streets and parks around the world to celebrate Earth Day – a chance to come together and express a passion for creating a more healthy and sustainable planet.
The question is, how can we continue to live in the spirit of Earth Day the rest of the year?
While steps like recycling paper and biking to work will certainly shrink your carbon footprint, there are few actions that will create a bigger overall impact on the planet than changing the way you power your home comfort equipment, and the choices you make about your home comfort appliances.
By using propane rather than coal-fired electricity to power your home heating system, for example, you can cut greenhouse gas emissions in half. Propane gas-powered appliances are often more efficient than electric-powered models, too – 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 your furnace, boiler, and water heater are not the only energy consuming appliances in your Pennsylvania home: by choosing high efficiency air conditioners, cooking equipment, dishwashers, and other appliances, you will take an even bigger bite out of your energy use – and your monthly bills as a result.
The bottom line: If you aspire to becoming more Earth–friendly, pay close attention to the way you heat, cool, and power your home every day. Choose high efficiency appliances, maintain them regularly, and follow sensible energy savings practices like the ones you’ll find on this blog!
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