If you log onto social media or even talk to enough people about current events, it wouldn’t take very long before someone brought up the prospect of global warming, also known as climate change.
In light of a world where fossil fuels are thinning, air pollution is rapidly increasing, as well as record heat waves around the world; this epidemic is growing in volume.
To a point where we as individuals, businesses, and communities have to configure ways of living that can lessen the global impact. So when it comes to heating and cooling our homes and infractures, we should start considering energy efficient alternatives. For instance, the traditional heat pump pulls from outside air, converting it through a built-in valve,set to your warm or cool preferences. However, a geothermal heat pump would actually extract heat from the ground and distribute it through the home. Even air conditioning units can be completely solar powered by rooftop panels instead of electricity that the majority of these appliances operate on. Radiant floor heating has garnered attention in this department for the fact that heat is drawn from running hot-water tubes or electric wiring in the floor. It does come with its steep price tag, but truly defining energy and cost efficiency over time makes it one of the best alternative heating sources on the market. It’s not practical to think we can stop what we’re doing to save the world from air polluting carbon emissions on a whim, however, we can start with our own homes and backyards which is the beginning of an incentivized global impact.