Carbon Footprint

How Insulation Can Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

A carbon footprint is the amount of greenhouse gas emissions from an individual. Our goal is to help you reduce your carbon footprint and that starts with the energy efficiency of your home. Reducing your carbon footprint starts with using less energy. There are many little ways to do this in your very home.

For example, LED light bulbs use around 75% less energy than incandescent bulbs. Changing your light bulbs is one simple way of making your home energy efficient, but there are many other ways as well. Making sure your home has the proper insulation is one of them.

Insulation reduces home energy consumption like this: it prevents heat loss and gain.

If your house is without proper insulation, you could be using up to 30% more energy in your home than if you had working insulation. Not only does this affect your carbon footprint, but it gives you a higher energy bill as well, making you lose money.

The solution: Begin with a home energy audit and see if your home needs new insulation.

Getting a home energy audit will tell you how much energy you could be saving in your home and whether or not you need new insulation. Home energy audits pinpoint problem areas in your home and give you a start to knowing how to reduce your carbon footprint. By getting new insulation if needed, you will be reducing your home’s energy consumption and reducing your energy bill giving you all kinds of savings.

If you are interested in reducing your carbon footprint, contact the Comfort 1st team today to schedule your home energy audit.