Just Living, or Really Helping??
There are many times I hear people say “I’m just living here”. What does that mean exactly? Does it mean that if you are “just living here”, you are somehow not responsible for anything? I am not sure, but since we are all “just living” on this planet, we should all find ways to do our part to make it a healthy place to live. Let’s face it… we are not going to be able to move to a new planet. At least, not in our lifetime. Unless you’re volunteering to go to Mars, and never come back. In that case, have fun.
There are lots of little, easy things you can do to save money and energy and help the planet. You can turn the water off while you brush your teeth, take shorter showers, don’t leave lights on when you are not in the room and, of course, recycle. But did you know that having your home’s cooling system serviced each year can also help you save on your energy bills while helping the planet?
Your air conditioner emits carbon into the air… a lot of it, and by having your system serviced each year, you can cut that emission down by 250 lbs. That sounds incredible, doesn’t it?
Also, by installing one of the new “High Efficiency” systems, you can bring your energy bills down by 21%.
You don’t have to use solar panels and collect rainwater to make a difference (although it wouldn’t be a bad thing if you did). A good place to start is to just schedule an Energy AAudit for your home and a trained, licensed professional can point out ways to help you save energy and money the remainder of the summer. You can call or email us and we will be happy to help you set up your $100 Energy Audit so you can start saving and helping out the planet today.