In February, Polar Bear Air Conditioning & Heating, Inc. partnered with Polar Bears International in the #ThermostatChallenge. We challenged our Washington, D.C. community to turn down our thermostats by one or two degrees and make a big difference in reducing CO2 emissions. Polar Bears International created the campaign to reduce emissions and help save polar bear habitat.
According to The Green Book, if every household in the U.S. adjusted their thermostat by one degree, it would save the amount of energy Iowa uses in one year! Likewise, if all U.S. households properly used programmable thermostats, we would reduce CO2 emissions equal to the amount of CO2 produced by Los Angeles each year. Another way to significantly reduce CO2 emissions is by choosing a high efficiency cooling and heating system. Polar Bear Air Conditioning & Heating is a D.C. Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU) participating contractor, who can help you choose the most efficient HVAC system that will be the best fit for your home.
We asked Washington, D.C. to show us they were participating in the #ThermostatChallenge by “Liking” us on Facebook. For every Facebook Page “Like” we received in February, we committed to donate $5, up to $5,000. Together, we reached our goal and were able to raise $5,000 for Polar Bears International! Thank you, Washington, D.C., and keep up the good work in saving energy and reducing CO2 emissions for the sake of polar bears and the environment as a whole. Watch for our next challenge, coming in April for Earth Day!
Rogers, Elizabeth, and Thomas Kostigen. The Green Book: The Everyday Guide to Saving the Planet One Simple Step at a Time. New York: Three Rivers, 2007. Print.