Eco-Friendly HVAC Tips: A Practical Guide to Going Green in Winter with Sierra Aire
Going Green in Winter: A Humorous Take on Eco-Friendly HVAC Practices
Introduction: When it comes to going green in the winter, opinions vary. Some folks might say you're going green if you switch from a gas furnace to an electric heat pump, while others might argue that simply setting your thermostat to a chilly 68 degrees does the trick. But if you truly want to embrace the green lifestyle, why not take it to the extreme? Here's a tongue-in-cheek guide to going green in the winter, inspired by a blog post from an HP Business HVAC repair company.
Step 1: Remove your thermostat If you really want to go green, it's time to take drastic measures. Remove your thermostat from the wall, place it in a safe, and remember the password in case of emergency. After all, who needs a cozy 68 degrees when you can go full eco-warrior?
Step 2: Dress like you're in Lake Tahoe Picture this: you're vacationing in Lake Tahoe in the dead of winter. What do you wear? Snow pants, a down jacket, and thick socks, of course! Now, imagine wearing that ensemble inside your home. Sure, you might look like the Michelin Man, but hey, you're saving the planet!
Step 3: Compare your gas usage to your neighbors When your gas bill arrives, compare your usage to your neighbors. The goal is to use a mere 5% of what they're using. This might be a bit of a challenge, but remember, you're saving the planet! Just don't forget to factor in the gas you use for cooking.
Step 4: Lower your water heater temperature Now that you've conquered the thermostat, it's time to tackle the water heater. Turn it down to the lowest setting. The only reason you'll be using your water heater is to warm up the water for doing dishes. Cold showers are the new norm. Embrace the chill, and your shower times will be reduced to mere minutes.
Step 5: Call Sierra Aire for repairs, not replacements If your heater stops working, don't rush to replace it. We'll come out, assess the situation, and in most cases, have your system up and running before they leave. Remember, repair first, replace only when necessary.