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5 Solutions Reducing Carbon Footprint and Recurring Energy Costs

Aug 01, 2020
5 Solutions Reducing Carbon Footprint and Recurring Energy Costs

One of the biggest problems of our time is global warming, the result of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Have you thought about reducing your carbon footprint? Not only would it help to protect our environment, but also to ensure lower energy costs in the future. The most common ways to cut your energy costs are implementing solar panels, checking on your external wall insulations, and using EV charging stations (Electric Vehicle Charging Stations) instead of fueling your car with gas.

So, here are 5 things you can start doing to make a difference:

1. Solar Electricity Panels

Up to one-third of all greenhouse gas emissions come from the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity. One of the best things to do is generate your own green energy by installing solar panels on the roof of your building and harvesting this abundant energy.

2. Solar Water Heating Systems

Both domestically and in some manufacturing business, life would be miserable without having access to hot water on tap. Solar energy can be used to heat your water if you decide to utilize a solar water heating system, which consists of a solar collector array, storage tank, and energy transfer system.

3. Air to Water Heat Pumps

Did you know that heating and cooling systems can cause up to 80% of all CO2 emissions from residential and commercial sources? Another way to provide efficient heating and cooling for your house or business is air to water heat pumps. This kind of appliance works very well in the moderate climate but unfortunately doesn’t perform that well in sub-freezing winter temperatures.

4. External Wall Insulation

Is your house well insulated? Large quantities of energy are required to heat poorly insulated housing. Consider external wall insulation which means fixing the insulation layer to the existing wall, with a protective render or decorative finish. 

5. Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

EV (Electric Vehicles) sales have shown very healthy growth over the last several years. Do you already own an electric car? Implementing and using EV charging stations is one of the most promising 21st-century carbon footprint reduction solutions. Although using electric cars means addressing a number of problems, including the availability and the efficiency of EV chargers.

Most people prefer to charge their vehicles at home as it is both convenient and cheap. Nowadays you can find plenty of alternatives to public EV charging stations; some companies offer home EV chargers so that you can hit the road with a full battery every day. Moreover, some utilities suggest much cheaper rates at night, which can further reduce your electricity costs.

Not only such EV charging stations are available for home usage but there are some business solutions for property owners, builders, and site managers. In this case, the service provider usually ensures a full charge point installation service, including monitoring, maintaining, and managing payments after installation is completed.

Are you considering using EV chargers in your household or business? Would you like to know more about available options? Be sure to reach out to the Power Right team for assistance.

Climate change is real, so is your electricity bill. Fortunately, making a difference is not that difficult these days! Save up by installing solar electricity panels, solar water heating systems, or air to water heat pumps. Check if something could be done with your external wall insulation. Last but not least change to an electric car and start using electric vehicle charging stations and enjoy much lower fuel costs on average than conventional gasoline vehicles.

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