Each week we provide one action item for YOU to reduce your carbon emissions. We also share the amount of emissions that you save by taking the action, and we track your overall reductions for you.
Week 13: Action of the Week
Replace the Filters on Your Air Conditioner.
I know what you’re thinking—we are in the middle of winter and many Americans are in the middle of a snowstorm, and you want me to think about my air conditioner?
Yes! Because if this pandemic has taught us anything, it has taught us to plan ahead before things become so high in demand there is no hope of getting them for months. (Here’s looking at you, toilet paper!)
Regularly changing your air conditioning filters is imperative to keep your HVAC system running smoothly and efficiently. Over time, the filters get clogged with dust and dirt. It’s the air handler that needs to stay clean, so that cooling OR heating is more efficient when the filter is clean. It means less resistance against the fan pulling air in, whether it is then cooled or heated.
Energy.gov recommends cleaning or replacing your filter every one – two months during the cooling season. They say that replacing a dirty filter with a clean one can reduce your energy consumption from 5-15%.
At 7th Generation Advisors we are diligently working with scientists, policymakers, activists and clean tech companies to create a clean energy economy for all, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and to protect all living things seven generations into the future. We care about the future of our planet. Will you join us?