||By making your house more energy efficient, you
are making an investment in our environment as well as in your own home.
Our commitment to the environment began with ASHCo's inception in 1975.
One major reason for starting ASHCo was in response to skyrocketing energy
prices from the oil embargo of 1973. Previously, when energy was cheap
and building demands were high, homes were not designed for energy efficiency.
Colorado did not have an energy building code or inspection until the 1980s.
Now, there is a real need for retrofitting these older homes with more
efficient doors, windows and insulation.
In the 1970s we were worried about shortages of fossil fuels. Today,
with no energy embargo and new petroleum wells springing up all over the
globe, our concern has shifted. Heading
into the second millennium 2000, we worry about whether our atmosphere can handle all
the combusted fossil fuels and the deleterious effects of global warming
trends. Recent studies have shown that at current consumption rates, we'll
sooner choke or drown ourselves before our oil wells run dry. The reasons
have changed but the fact remains, using energy wisely is SMART, money-wise & important!
Denver's channel 4, along with other members of the
local media, have done stories on ASHCo because of our commitment to energy
Do More With Less
Inherent in energy efficiency is the lowering of energy consumption.
Using less fossil fuels drastically reduces CO2 emissions. For every $100
you save on natural gas on your utility bill, 1 ton of CO2 emissions is
avoided. In addition, lowering petroleum demands helps keep prices down
and also reduces the likelihood that someone will start drilling in a place
we'd rather not have then; like off the coast of a favorite beach, in or
near a national park or even in our own back yard. In addition, lowering
energy needs cuts down on our dependency on dams and nuclear power. The
list goes on.
Our primary goal back in the 1970s, as well as currently in the late
90s, is still to make your house more comfortable through greater energy
company recycles over 250 tons of newspaper each year with blown cellulose,
which is our primary source of insulation!
You Won't Believe This!
Your Home exhausts up to 10 tons of excess CO2 annually
It requires 1538 trees to absorb that extra CO2
CO2 is the major contributor to the Global Warming
One storm window can save up to 360 lbs. of CO2 annually
- 28 trees worth