Reduce Your Carbon Footprint with Island Ductless
Island Ductless -November 2, 2020
Reduce carbon footprint
We’ve all seen the headlines. News articles quoting scientists about the effects of climate change and how we’ve contributed to the rising levels of carbon dioxide (CO₂) in the atmosphere. In an effort to reduce our carbon footprints, many people have transformed their way of living. One of the best solutions to shrinking your carbon footprint lies hidden in the walls of our homes: the heating and cooling systems.
In the United States alone, traditional heating and cooling systems produce roughly 441 million tons of CO₂ annually. Trading your furnace and air conditioner for a ductless heat pump helps lower yearly CO₂ emissions. Its highly efficient technology reduces your home’s carbon footprint by using 40%–60% less electricity—which means less burning of fossil fuels to heat your home.
The lower electricity amount also converts to less money being spent on heating and cooling your home. That is why more and more people are switching to ductless heat pumps.
Almost zero energy loss
Ductless heat pumps have close to zero energy loss. In fact, they have an efficiency rating up to of 400% compared to gas and propane furnaces which are only 78%–97% efficient. This is due to the ductless heat pump technology. Instead of generating hot or cold air like traditional systems, ductless heat pumps simply move heat energy from one space to another. The outdoor unit absorbs the warm or cool molecules in the air and transfers them to different areas of your home via a refrigerant running through copper lines.
Lower use of raw materials
Another reason to convert your heating and cooling systems to ductless heat pumps is the reduced use of raw materials. Other HVAC systems function on gas or oil to maintain comfort in your home. The burning of these fossil fuels directly correlates to the growth of our carbon footprint. With ductless heat pumps, the amount of electricity you use to power your heating system is the only contributor to carbon emissions, not both. If you want to take it a step further, solar panels are another option to power electrical units in your home.
We care about our planet, and we know you do too. Contact us today to discuss the next step in reducing your carbon footprint, so we can live a cleaner tomorrow.