According to the US Energy Information Administration report, 67 percent of the electricity produced in 2014 was from fossil fuels. Other major energy sources for electricity generation included coal combustion and natural gas, at 39 and 27 percent respectively.
Coal combustion is however, the leading cause of acid rain, smog and toxic air pollutions. It is not only damaging the environment and contributing to global warming but it also poses a serious health risk for humans and animals. It emits mercury, nitrogen oxides and sulfur dioxide that are extremely hazardous for human health. Coal pollutants are also known to contribute to 4 out of 5 leading causes of mortality in the US, such as cancer, heart disease, respiratory diseases and strokes.
Preserving a healthy environment and minimizing these negative impacts is therefore, the need of the hour. You can also play your role in saving Mother Nature and reducing air pollution by replacing your old HVAC systems that consume a lot of energy with energy-efficient HVAC products.
How Your Switch Can Benefit You, the Environment and the People in the Surroundings?
Here’s how your switch will be beneficial for you and others around you: