When we decided to take a positive step towards reducing our carbon footprint, there are many strategies that we can apply. Even if you don’t choose solar energy in Frisco, you can make a few adaptations that will reduce your impact on the environment.
In winter, running your heating is a must, but even if you wear sweaters indoors and keep the thermostat down as low as you can, you could be using much more energy than you really need to. Part of your household energy audit should include a search for leaks and poorly insulated areas, and since heat rises, your roof is the place to begin your search.
Getting your insulation right will help to keep your home cooler in summer too. Sun bakes down on your roof, causing indoor temperatures to rise. What will you do? Turn up the air conditioning or sort out the insulation?
If you’re not sure how to go about doing your energy audit, you may be able to get some help. Many building and roofing contractors will do an energy audit for you, either for free or for a small fee.
Do away with energy guzzling appliances
Greening your home also means pensioning off old appliances that waste energy. These days, you can get energy efficient appliances ranging from stoves to tumble driers and washing machines. Look for energy saving appliances and you’ll not only be doing your part in reducing emissions, you’ll also see the difference in your electricity bill. Look out for the Energy Star
mark. This government accreditation will tell you whether your new appliance really is an energy saver.
Tips that cost next to nothing to implement
If you’re running a lot of cold water every time you use the hot tap, you could get away with adjusting your geyser’s thermostat. Electric geyser
tanks and hot water pipes can also be insulated for next to no cost, reducing the amount of heat lost and the number of times the thermostat will tell the heating element to kick in.
LED lighting has come a long way since the first, rather dismal energy saving lights. Now you can get as much light for a fraction of the energy use, and the bulbs, though more expensive, also last a whole lot longer than traditional incandescent light bulbs do. Once again, the Energy Star mark is your indicator of just how good your energy saving lighting is.
takes a little effort on your part – sorting your garbage, teaching your kids what garbage belongs where and so on, but if we want to contribute to a better world, it’s a small thing to do. As for organic material, find out if there is a composting initiative in your area, or start composting at home. The less material that needs to be taken to landfills, the better!
Even saving water in the home helps to make your carbon footprint smaller. Purifying water for municipal supply and pumping it from one place to another uses energy. Apart from the energy savings, you’ll also be relieving pressure on an important natural resource.
If you’re serious about saving, solar energy in Frisco is booming
It’s not ‘just’ a matter of reducing your carbon footprint, there are real money savings to be made when you install solar energy. Energy audit advisors say that they promote solar energy, because whether you go off the grid or sell your surplus energy back to the grid, you’re still reducing your carbon footprint.
Solar energy in Frisco makes a great deal of sense. After all, there is plenty of sunshine, and with 1Solar Solution on your side to assess your household energy needs, you can not only be confident of installing a solar array that matches your needs, you can also work out just how long it will take to pay for itself.
In many cases, savings begin on day one, even when the installation had to be financed – the repayments for a solar installation are lower than the energy bill would have been!
Contact 1Solar Solution for a free assessment
Just as builders are happy to give you an energy audit for little or no cost so that you can see how to save more energy around the house, 1Solar Solution is more than happy to assess your energy requirements, propose a solar installation and calculate your cost-benefit analysis using hard facts. It doesn’t cost you a cent, and you’ll get food for thought.
Is solar energy right for you? Why not find out today? There’s absolutely no obligation, and you could end up saving a whole lot of world while reducing your carbon footprint and benefitting the planet. Call us today!
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