Doing your Bit for Climate Change
Everyone wants to do their bit to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and their carbon footprint, but it seems that we use even more energy running all the modern time-saving appliances we have.
Paradoxically, technology has enabled us to live more sustainably and now that we’re more aware of climate change we’re finding better ways to live well while reducing waste and helping the planet.
Upgrade to Energy Efficient Appliances
Modern appliances are becoming more and more energy efficient with some now rating between 7 and 10 stars on the energy rating label.
You don’t have to throw away your old appliances if they’re still in good working order, but as they start to wear out, replace them with one of the super-efficient appliances, and enjoy a smaller energy bill while reducing your carbon footprint.
Be Aware of Energy Usage
It’s all too easy to leave lights on and electrical equipment plugged in, but by being aware that you’re wasting energy you’ll find ways to reduce your usage.
The same applies to that leaking tap or pipe you’ve been meaning to fix. It might seem insignificant but it all adds up over time.
Almost everything can be recycled now, so take the time to find out about your neighbourhood recycling program where you’ll find you can take a lot of the things you’d normally just throw away.
If something is still useful but you no longer need or want it, you can donate it to charity, a friend or family member, or consider repurposing unwanted items. Gardens are a great place to use old containers as pots or get creative and use other items as interesting and unexpected garden features.
Choose Eco-Friendly Heating and Cooling
The heating and cooling for your home can account for up to 50% of your total energy use, so consider more eco-friendly heating and cooling such as energy efficient gas-fuelled hydronic heating, and an evaporative cooling system.
Also make use of passive design in your home. Large windows facing the sun can warm rooms during the day in winter, and well-fitting curtains prevent heat from escaping at night.
Only heat and cool the areas you’ll be using most, install insulation in the ceiling, walls and floor, and close doors to rooms not being used.
Heating and Air Conditioning Service Melbourne
Efficient Pure Plumbing is your specialist for heating and cooling systems for your home or business. With over 20 years of experience, we offer a full range of services with a 6-year new installation guarantee and we’ll beat any written quote on installation and repairs.
We’re experts in all the major brands including Daikin, Braemar, Breezair, Bonaire, Mitsubishi and ActronAir, and we’re the highest rated company for customer service in Victoria.
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