As the leaves begin to change and the temperatures start to cool, many of us will start to prepare for a long winter ahead! The change in seasons usually involves turning on our heat, taking longer showers in the morning, and switching the lights on earlier.
To help limit your carbon footprint, here are a few tips for having a greener fall:
Head Outside When You Can!
When you’re outside, you’re using fewer resources. So, take advantage of the cooler temperatures, and head outside! You can enjoy the beauty of the leaves changing, and it’s an excellent way for you to unplug and unwind from your day.
Because the winter tends to keep us indoors, the fall is your chance to enjoy being outside. It’s great exercise, and you may even feel a rush of endorphins! It’s a positive addition to your fall routine.
Check Your Water Heater
Did you know that many water heaters can default to 140 degrees? A temperature this high can not only be hazardous, but it’s also a waste of energy. Even turning your heater down to about 120 degrees can help you save energy and bring your water to a safer temperature.
Choose to Bake on a Cold Day
If you love to cook or bake, the cooler weather is the perfect time to do so! When you cook or bake in the summer, you’ll find that the high cooking temperatures can warm up your home. This will usually involve needing to crank your air conditioning or turn on many fans to help cool your house down. However, when you do it in the colder weather, you’ll appreciate the extra warmth!
Check on Your Heating System
Before the cold is here to stay, you should have your heating system inspected to see if it has any problems or if it needs a replacement. If you’re working with an old furnace, you should make the switch to a more energy-efficient option.
Installing a Geothermal Heating System
There are many benefits to installing a geothermal heating system. If you’re an installer interested in purchasing the components, you’ll need to install geothermal heating systems in homes and businesses in Long Island, NY, give Empire Clean Energy Supply a call at 631-589-4340!