- It is not only the environment that is threatened by greenhouse gas (“GHG”) emissions but human health; some sources of carbon emissions released from staple home appliances such as gas stoves also produce toxic pollutants that can exacerbate asthma, a recent study shows
- While electrification can slash GHG, it also increases pressure on the aging grid and blackouts are growing in frequency; for many homeowners, an answer can be to get off the grid
- GeoSolar’s SmartGreen(TM) Home system uses natural energy sources from the sun and ground to electrify homes without any fossil fuels; offers solutions that can improve indoor air quality and health of residents while increasing energy independence and reducing home’s carbon footprint
GeoSolar Technologies (“GST”) looks at another promising opportunity as more and more evidence surface about the harmful effects of GHG emissions not only on the environment but on human health as mounting evidence emerges that gas stove pollution can cause health problems such as asthma (https://ibn.fm/Gdbq2). The company’s SmartGreen(TM) technology combines solar, geothermal, and other green systems in an innovative package that improves indoor air quality and the health of the residents while reducing or eliminating carbon emissions. Moreover, this patent-pending system helps homeowners increase energy independence while slashing–or even eliminating–utility bills that millions of Americans have seen soaring as of late.
Industry and transportation are the usual suspects as the biggest culprits for pollution and climate change. But, while these two bear the brunt of emissions, what often flies under the radar among the public is that the residential sector ranks high on the list of largest environmental offenders. It is the world’s sixth-biggest carbon emitter. In the US, homes create 20% of the total carbon pollution (https://ibn.fm/zGCJf).
When it comes to greenhouse emissions, everything counts–even how people go about everyday living, including cooking. That’s why gas stoves have become a hot topic. Recent research indicates that cooking with gas in apartments leads to high levels of pollutants that not only damage the environment but are harmful to human health. When methane, or natural gas, burns, it sets in motion a chemical reaction that creates pollutants collectively known as nitrogen dioxides (“NOx”), which often lie at the root of many cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, including asthma. Generated in the kitchen, these harmful gasses spread throughout the house, leading to excess concentrations in other rooms. The latest study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health in December concluded that 12.7% of childhood asthma in the U.S. is attributable to gas stove use. But it’s not all doom and gloom. The study went on to show that a 35% reduction in daily NOx concentrations is possible when homeowners shift from gas to electric.
As a result of this increased focus on the health impact of gas stoves, the government is looking at changing regulations to protect both people and the environment, while introducing generous incentives through the Inflation Reduction Act for swapping out older stoves. If it’s known that 38% of U.S. households use a gas stove–and the number gets closer to 70% in some states like California and New Jersey – it’s clear that there are a lot of gas stoves to be replaced by electric alternatives.
While electrification is an essential component of climate action, it brings its own challenges. As the move toward electrifying everything from cars to kitchens shows no sign of slowing down, the load on the grid will continue to put increasing pressure on what seems to be an already frail power system (https://ibn.fm/CNV5g). When soaring heat combines with skyrocketing energy prices, it creates a disastrous combination that puts immense strain on the country’s electricity grids. With power interruptions doubling between 2015 and 2020, frequent blackouts have grown to become a reality for millions of Americans (https://ibn.fm/CKBnl).
For many homeowners, an answer can be to get off the grid. Companies like GeoSolar Technologies, a Colorado-based climate technology company, can help with their specialty in eco-friendly home systems that help reduce – or even eliminate – the dependence on the electricity grid. GeoSolar Technologies helps homeowners in their efforts to maximize energy efficiency, improve air quality, reduce utility bills and grow their home value.
The company has developed the SmartGreen(TM) Home system that uses natural energy sources from the sun and ground to heat, cool, and electrify homes without any fossil fuels. The house’s electricity generation starts from rooftop solar panels. The heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system (“HVAC”) then utilizes a geothermal unit that pumps air through pressurized pipes using an electric heat pump – a device that is up to 5x more energy efficient than conventional heating systems (https://ibn.fm/U8YDp) – while a proprietary air purifying helps keep the air inside the home safe and healthy. The company claims that practically every home, both new construction and existing house, is a good candidate to become a SmartGreen(TM) home.
For more information, visit the company’s website at www.GeoSolarPlus.com.
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