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Climate Change

When dealing with climate change, using ENERGY STAR® certified products is a great place to start. Air King is proud to offer one of the largest selections of ENERGY STAR® Certified Exhaust FansKitchen Range Hoods on the market today.

What is a Carbon Footprint?

There are different ways to define what your carbon footprint is, but the basic definition is “the total sets of greenhouse gas emissions caused by an organization, 事件, product or person.” The more complicated definition is: “A measure of the total amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) 和 methane (CH4) emissions of a defined population, system or activity, considering all relevant sources, sinks 和 storage within the spatial 和 temporal boundary of the population, system or activity of interest. Calculated as carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) using the relevant 100-year global warming potential (GWP100).” *

What Can I Do to Offset My Carbon Footprint?

There are many simple steps you can take to offset your carbon footprint in the battle against climate change. Some are very easy to do immediately, like changing a light bulb. Others, like purchasing a car are bigger items that can be considered when it is needed. The best part is that they will have a side effect of saving you money. The chart below shows a few items that you can do 和 what impact they will have on reducing or offsetting your carbon footprint (numbers are approximate estimations only). Every wonder how much Greenhouse Gas you car produces a year? Scroll to the bottom of the page to use our calculator, then see what it would be if you reduced your driving by 20 miles a week or purchased a car with better gas mileage. 更好的是, an all electric car will take that number down to almost zero (electric cars do not produce GHGS but where the energy is generated to charge them might).

Action Item Cost Involved GHGS Reduction Per Year**
Inc和escent Light Bulb to CFL 最低 34磅. 每个灯泡
Reduce your kilowatt-hour usage by 20 per month 免费的 200磅.
Reduce your driving by 20 miles a week 免费的 1000磅.
Perform regular maintenance on your vehicles 最低 800磅.
Purchase a vehicle with 10 miles per gallon better gas millage 重要的 3000磅.
Recycle your aluminum 和 steel cans 免费的 500磅.
Recycle your plastic 和 glass 免费的 300磅.
Recycle your paper 免费的 500磅.
Run your dishwasher only when full 免费的 100磅.
Enable the power saver feature on your computer 和 monitor 免费的 100磅.
Wash clothes in cold water rather than hot 免费的 200磅.
Purchase an ENERGY STAR certified washer 重要的 260磅.
Purchase an ENERGY STAR certified water heater 重要的 120磅.
Replace old furnace with ENERGY STAR certified model 重要的 3500磅.
Purchase an ENERGY STAR certified refrigerator 重要的 350磅.
Replace single pane windows with ENERGY STAR certified windows 重要的 3000磅.
Turn your thermostat down by 2 degrees 免费的 300磅.
Turn up your air conditioner thermostat by 2 degrees 免费的 160磅.

*来源 维基百科.org * *来源 www.环境保护署.政府, www.铂族元素.com

What Difference Can We Really Make?

We have to start small to make a large impact. If one household changes 10 light bulb to ENERGY STAR certified lamps the total yearly greenhouse gases saved will be approximately 340 pounds. It doesn’t sound like a lot, but if 100 houses in your community do the same, then it is 34,000磅. If a million houses in your state do the same, now it is 340 million pounds, all by taking a simple step of changing a few light bulbs. 340 million pounds would be the equivalent of removing almost 27,000 cars from the road. Just think what the numbers could be across the country 和 then globally.

Need More Information?

To learn more about climate change 和 how to reduce your carbon footprint, Air King recommends the following web sites:

Take the Pledge to Save Energy

EPA’s Web Site – http://www.环境保护署.政府 /

Do You Know How Much Greenhouse Gas Your Car Produces?

Use the calculator below to enter the current gas mileage of your car as well as how many miles you drive a year. Then see what it would be if you reduce your driving or buy a more efficient car. NOTE: Calculations are approximate estimations only 和 this is only for gas powered vehicles.


About how much Greenhouse Gas does my car produce in a year?
MPG of Vehicle
Miles driven in a Year
Total Pounds of GHGS
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