Each year, April 22 marks the anniversary of what many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. This day is Earth Day, and is the most recognized environmental holiday. The first Earth Day in 1970 came at a time when energy consumption had reached an all-time high up to that point. Cars and other vehicles were guzzling leaded gasoline and major industrial plants emitted massive amounts of smoke and sludge due to little regulations and fear or environmental consequences.
While there is certainly a long way to go and these issues are now more important than ever, industries of all types are coming up with ways of improving their efficiencies and consuming less energy. It’s a necessity for our future. The home energy industry is certainly no different.
It’s no myth that homes use a great deal of energy on an individual and collective scale. It’s important that we look at our energy consumption and what we’re doing to become more energy efficient and green to not only benefit ourselves, but others.
At BelRed, we take environmental issues extremely seriously. In our industry, energy conservation and efficiency is a topic of dire importance. We are taking steps to make a real difference in our homes, neighborhoods, and in the world every day. From our Comfort Guard Program to our Home Energy and Safety Assessment, we feature a wide range of services designed to help you improve and maintain the efficiency of your home. We also offer a long list of environmentally friendly products, including:
- High-efficiency furnaces
- Ultra-efficient heat pumps, including geothermal and ductless systems
- Hybrid, tankless and solar water heaters
- Gas fireplace inserts
- Programmable thermostats
- High R-value Insulation
We also are committed to recycling and reclaiming old, inefficient products that we replace during service and installation calls. Our fleet management is also key to ensuring our service teams are driving the most fuel-efficient vehicles that will meet our needs. When designing our offices, we also took many measures to reduce energy consumption and waste and made sure the construction and design resulted in the most energy efficient building we could have. We’re doing our part to save energy and protect the environment. With our products, services and programs, we’re making it easier for you to do the same. Happy Earth Day!Tags: conservation, Earth Day, environmental issues, go green, Green Economy