We live in a society that has become more and more aware of the devastating impact that we have had, and are still having, on the environment. People are becoming more conscious of their energy consumption and companies have started processes to try and reduce their carbon footprints. But what can you do to make your impact on the planet a better one?
Well, one of the biggest contributors to the climate crisis and global warming is heating and cooling appliances. Your air conditioner and heater are pouring all sorts of harmful gases out into the universe and by using them less – you will go a long way in lessening your carbon footprint.One of the biggest areas of heat loss and heat gain come through windows and doors, especially if your office is heavily window based or you are situated in a tall glass building. By optimising these two areas you can make a huge difference in the amount of artificial heating and cooling that you will need.
Making your windows energy friendly is a great first step, which you can start by caulking or weather-stripping them, but on their own these aren’t enough. Glass is not completely impenetrable and even with these two processes; you are bound to lose a lot of heat from your home. To truly ensure that your windows aren’t going to lose an inordinate amount of warmth or let the house overheat, you should look at getting window films.Window films are extremely effective in the summer; they are designed to let visible light infiltrate through them, but they block out those harmful infrared rays that heat up your home perceptibly. They are also effective at maintaining heat in the winter where your house will feel noticeably warmer with the film installed.
In order to save our planet from further harm everyone is going to have to take responsibility of their own lifestyles and this starts at home. By ensuring that your house is energy efficient, you are pledging yourself to helping mankind move towards a better future for our planet.