Table of Contents
- 1 Carbon Footprint Calculator
- 2 Carbon Footprint Defined
- 3 Tips On How To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
- 4 How Using EcoBlend Bioheat® Heating Oil Can Change Your Carbon Footprint
- 5 Call Hart Home Comfort To Schedule An EcoBlend Bioheat® Heating Oil Delivery
Measuring your carbon footprint is the first step in determining your impact on the environment. And, understanding your impact will help you make decisions on how you can effect lasting environmental change. At Hart Home Comfort, we strive to help all of our customers move towards a carbon-neutral heating solution.
In this article, we share these items:
- A carbon footprint calculator
- Detailed definition of carbon footprints
- Tips on reducing your carbon footprint with Hart Home Comfort
- And more…
Carbon Footprint Calculator
When you measure your carbon footprint, you are taking a necessary step towards understanding your contribution to global warming. This way, you can quickly identify ways to reduce it.
While you may make some kind of effort to live a more environmentally-friendly lifestyle, let’s say by composting or eating locally-grown foods, there is always a little more that we can do to improve our efforts.
Below, we provide a carbon footprint calculator that can use to see where you can make a little more effort to reduce global warming. Most homeowners and business owners, interestingly enough, are typically surprised by their results.
Carbon Footprint Defined
Carbon footprint refers to the number of greenhouse gases generated by everyday human activities, including consumption and travel. These gases usually include fluorinated gases, methane, nitrous oxide, and carbon dioxide. The trouble with these gases is that they are very effective at trapping heat within the Earth’s atmosphere – a condition known as the greenhouse effect.
The greenhouse effect is actually a natural occurrence. It helps warm the atmosphere and the surface of the planet, making it possible for plants and animals to thrive. Unfortunately, an increase in the number of greenhouse gases within the atmosphere also increases the temperature of the environment. This increase has a significant impact on global temperatures – an impact that is already felt in many critical areas around the world.
Why Should Your Carbon Footprint Matter to You?
By being aware of your carbon footprint, you can contribute to the sustainability of the planet. The lower it is, the better it will be for the environment. More than just a number, the carbon footprint is an indicator of carbon emissions each of us produces as a result of our actions and choices vis-a-vis our demand on the planet based on our needs. This demand includes food, water, timber, land, fibers, and more. Put simply, our carbon footprint contributes to the decline of the very resources that we depend on.
In the U.S., the average carbon footprint of an individual is estimated at 16 tons. Around the world, the average carbon footprint is just 4 tons.1 As a community, we would like to do everything possible to reduce our footprints. And, as an organization, we are committed to helping our customers reduce their individual footprints through the use of our liquid renewable fuel, EcoBlend Bioheat® heating oil.
Tips On How To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
Reducing your carbon footprint on a large scale can be daunting.2 However, taking small steps is much easier to accomplish and even small steps can lead to big results! By consciously modifying or even changing your actions now, you can do your part in improving the environment. Some of the steps you could start doing today include:
- Using environmentally-friendly heating oil to heat your home. BONUS TIP: Hart Home Comfort delivers EcoBlend Bioheat® heating oil automatically at no added cost to you!
- Using more efficient lighting and appliances at home and at the workplace
- Reducing your power demand from the grid
- Reducing your dependence on your vehicles for daily travel
- Carpooling, using bicycles, or electric vehicles
- Regular maintenance of your vehicle to keep it efficient
- Reducing your use of public transportation such as airplanes
- Changing or modifying your diet choices such as implementing a meatless Monday
- Eating locally to reduce logistical demand on the transport of goods and raw materials
- Changing your shopping habits, such as buying clothes and accessories from companies that have unsustainable practices, and patronizing only brands that practice sustainability
Listed above are some simple steps you can take to reduce your carbon footprint. As you can see, none of the items listed are costly or challenging to do. You can just start with a small change and those efforts eventually become routine habits. For example, if you already use heating oil for home heating, you can easily switch to EcoBlend Bioheat® heating oil, a liquid renewable fuel, that Hart Home Comfort offers at no extra cost to you. Be sure to call Hart Home Comfort to learn more.
How Using EcoBlend Bioheat® Heating Oil Can Change Your Carbon Footprint
EcoBlend Bioheat® fuel is a blended heating oil that combines biodiesel with ultra-low sulfur oil. It is an ideal alternative to the more traditional heating oil used at home because it is clean-burning.
Also, EcoBlend Bioheat® heating oil is considered an environment-friendly type of heating oil. As mentioned above, it is blended with biodiesel which is made from fatty acids sourced from organic and readily available materials such as corn, soy, vegetables, and animal fats. It can even be sourced from recycled oils used in restaurants. These sources make the use of biodiesel a renewable energy resource.
EcoBlend Bioheat® heating oil is usually named based on its blend, which ranges from 2 percent to 20 percent. If the oil is a 5% blend, it is called B5; if it is a 20% blend, it is called B20. At Hart Home Comfort, we currently offer a B20 blend and are currently working on delivering a B50 blend in the very near future.
Benefits Of Using EcoBlend Bioheat® Heating Oil
As mentioned above, Hart Home Comfort uses the highest biodiesel blend of B20 in our EcoBlend Bioheat® heating oil. This is our assurance that you are not only getting the best heating oil product available but you are also reducing your carbon footprint simply by using our oil. Hart Home Comfort has actually helped reduce the amount of carbon from the environment by 69,671,279 pounds since 2007 simply by providing better and greener heating oil products. Our EcoBlend Bioheat® fuel burns clean and efficiently at no extra cost to you.
Hart Home Comfort also understands that some of our clients may be concerned about the compatibility of their heating systems with EcoBlend Bioheat® fuel. Thankfully, there is nothing to worry about! You do not have to modify your existing furnace or boiler in any way just to use our EcoBlend Bioheat® home heating oil. As soon as you start using EcoBlend Bioheat® heating oil, your heating system will start emitting fewer carbon gases immediately.
Are you ready to start doing your part for the environment? Give Hart Home Comfort today for inquiries and recommendations.
Call Hart Home Comfort To Schedule An EcoBlend Bioheat® Heating Oil Delivery
Hart Home Comfort provides homeowners in Nassau County, Suffolk County, and Queens, New York with a greener and cleaner solution in the form of EcoBlend Bioheat® heating oil. This is ultra-low sulfur and low carbon heating oil that is blended with 100% biodiesel.
EcoBlend Bioheat® Fuel doesn’t require costly furnace modifications allowing homeowners to use their existing equipment while making the switch to cleaner fuel.
Call Hart Home Comfort today to learn more about EcoBlend Bioheat® Heating Oil and join us in reducing carbon emissions today!