With all due respect to Kermit, enjoying home comfort in a way that minimizes your carbon footprint is less complicated than ever. In fact, the trend toward environmental sustainability is having a meaningful impact all around the home. Here are four more key ways we’re getting greener:
1. Heat Pumps
Heat pumps both heat and cool your home – replacing your AC in the summer and keeping your family comfortable when it isn’t too cold outside. That makes them one of the easiest ways to help reduce your CO2 emissions without sacrificing comfort.
And since a heat pump is more efficient than a furnace at milder temperatures, it may help you reduce your energy bills too. It can also help reduce your carbon footprint from an energy usage (running the equipment) standpoint. This is because the electricity grid here is fairly clean and produced largely from non-carbon emitted sources.
2. Tankless Water Heaters
A traditional tank water heater works by filling up a tank with water and heating it. The tank is continually turning on and off to keep the water at the desired temperature, whether you are using the water or not.
A tankless water heater works without a tank – water gets heated as it flows through the device so you can enjoy endless hot water on demand. Add that to a high efficiency of up to 96%, and a tankless water heater offers the potential to save on energy and reduce your carbon emissions. It’s a win-win for your comfort and for the environment*.
3. Carbon Offset Credits
Canadians need to heat their homes. And while natural gas is a cleaner burning fuel compared to heating oil or propane, there is still a carbon footprint associated with the use of natural gas.
Carbon offsets can help mitigate the impact by providing critical funding to support emissions reduction and environmentally friendly technologies.
It’s a simple and affordable way to make a difference.
Like you, Reliance Home Comfort™ wants to protect our natural environment for future generations. That’s why we’re proud to introduce the Carbon Offset Home Heating Program.
For the first time, Reliance customers renting SmartAir™ Green Series products have the opportunity to purchase carbon credits which are roughly equal to the greenhouse gas emissions from their equipment.
4. Smart Home Solutions, Like a Smart Home Thermostat
Take advantage of the convenience of smart home technology while also efficiently managing your home heating and cooling.
A smart thermostat can help to manage your home’s energy consumption by ensuring that your home is not unnecessarily heated when you are not home or asleep. The result is potential energy cost savings and a reduced carbon footprint.