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Consider energy-efficient home upgrades this Earth Day

Mon, 04/22/2013 - 16:00

Each year, April 22 marks the time individuals and organizations consider the environment. According to the Earth Day Network, Earth Day was born in the 1970s and marks the advent of the modern environmental movement. At the height of the hippie decade, Earth Day invited everyone, regardless of creed, politics or faith, to rethink how they impact the natural world. 
Now, more than 30 years later, environmentalism has continued to become more mainstream. Investing in energy-efficient technologies is seen as both financially and in terms of the environment. Residential and commercial property owners are now focusing on adopting new utility options, modern technology upgrades and procedures to reduce energy use and the impact of running a business or house everyday on the environment. One of the key areas property owners are focusing on limiting energy use is heating and cooling. Rising oil and gas prices are encouraging both commercial and residential property owners to install more energy-efficient heating, ventilation and cooling (HVAC) systems.
This interest is leading many people to install radiant floor heating. The utility option uses substantially less energy than more traditional options like baseboard, vents or radiator heating. Radiant floor heating can produce the same amount of heat as other technologies without using the same amount of energy. In addition, often residents claim that they are able to set a thermostat at a lower temperature than the norm because of the effectiveness of the system. 
Residential and commercial property owners looking to reduce the carbon footprint associated with a heating a structure could find that radiant floor heating is the ideal solution. The energy-efficient utility option could help a structure promote the environmental ideals of Earth Day.