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Earth Month Tip: Clean the area around the outdoor components of your HVAC system.

2014 April 19

Did you know as much as half of your household energy use goes to heating and cooling? Airflow problems can reduce your HVAC system’s efficiency by up to 15% and contribute to carbon pollution. In fact, dirt and neglect are the top causes of heating and cooling system inefficiency and failure.

Check out EPA’s A Guide to Energy-Efficient Heating and Cooling for more to learn how to keep your HVAC system clean and efficient.

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  1. Heat Yoga permalink
    April 19, 2014

    I agree with your statement and recommendation. The carbon polution can adding the Global warming.

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  2. Joe Schramek permalink
    April 19, 2014

    Carbon dioxide or your reference to carbon pollution is what makes life here possible. Without carbon dioxide we would see our oxygen disappear and there would be no food for the people. Carbon, Oxygen, and Hydrogen are the three elements that our bodies are made of. By the way, our bodies contain 65% water. Water is comprised of hydrogen and oxide. If you burn hydrocarbons, you get water and carbon dioxide. These two with photosynthesis give us oxygen and our food supply. You should revisit high school chemistry and physics to learn how life exists here on earth.

  3. Daniel Bailey permalink
    April 21, 2014

    Sorry, Joe Schranek. More Carbon Dioxide in the atmosphere is not necessarily good for plants.

    Furthermore, the negative impacts of global warming on agriculture, health, economy and environment far outweigh any positives.

    revisit high school chemistry and physics to learn how life exists here on earth.”

    Cue the irony-meter.

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