Over half a century ago, Americans took to the streets in nationwide protests demanding government action to address polluted air and water. That was the first Earth Day, and less than a year after it, the Environmental Protection Agency was created.
Earth Day is an annual reminder that, for all the progress our country has made, we have a long way to go. Climate change is a persistent and intimidating threat. Individuals often feel powerless to address it, but – in concert with initiatives from larger public and private entities – each of us can make everyday choices that positively impact the planet.
Homestead Comfort offers homeowners throughout Tolland, Hartford, and Windham Counties several ways to make their HVAC systems more eco-friendly.
We are proud to deliver Bioheat fuel to all our heating oil customers. Bioheat is a blend of ultra-low sulfur heating oil and up to 20% biofuel. Biofuel is a gallon-for-gallon replacement for petroleum-based fuel, and it’s composed of renewable, organic resources like plant oils, animal fats, recycled restaurant cooking oils, tallow and even algae.
The components of biofuel are natural byproducts of food production, so no food is sacrificed to make your heating oil. Combustion of biofuels recycles carbon-dioxide emissions through renewable plant materials and other biomass feedstocks. This gets us closer to net-zero emissions every day.
Plus, Bioheat burns cleaner, leaving fewer deposits in your equipment. This prolongs your system’s life and leads to fewer repairs!
One of the most effective and environmentally-friendly HVAC options out there is geothermal heating, also called ground source heat pumps.
These pumps transfer heat to and from the ground in a closed loop. Cycling in one direction, they provide robust, high-quality heat to your home during cold months. In the other direction, they reliably cool your home during the summer.
This frees your HVAC system from fossil fuels, and it dramatically reduces your home’s reliance on the electric grid. As a result, many homes cut their energy expenses by 65%. The lifespan of in-home heat pump equipment is about 25 years, while the geothermal loop can last 50 years! You’ll see long returns on your investment.
You don’t have to overhaul your entire HVAC system to make your home more eco-friendly. We can help you ensure that you aren’t wasting energy with a home energy assessment.
As an authorized contractor for Energize CT’s Home Energy SolutionsSM, Homestead Comfort offers top-to-bottom home consultations. We test your heating and cooling equipment, perform blower door and draft testing and check your home’s insulation, lighting and appliances.
From there, we can make recommendations to reduce your carbon footprint and lower your energy bills at once!
If you’re ready to upgrade your home’s comfort and sustainability, contact us today!