Reducing your Carbon Footprint

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Happy Zero Emissions Day! Climate change is a very big issue, and today we’re going to be covering ways that you can reduce your carbon footprint! Like the saying goes, reduce before you produce!

Ways to reduce your carbon footprint

  • Drive less

While it seems self-explanatory, driving your car less is a great way that you can help reduce your carbon footprint. Instead of driving your car, take public transportation, ride a bike, or even walk (if it’s feasible of course). Another way you could cut down on driving is by carpooling. You could even take it a step further by purchasing an electric vehicle to eliminate emissions caused by your own driving.

  • Replace your light bulbs with energy efficient lighting options

On top of reducing your electric bill, using LED lights instead of incandescent light bulbs reduces the amount of power used by your home. These types of lights are typically very affordable and are also very easy to use. It may seem like a small change to implement in your home, but small changes can lead to big differences.

  • Reduce before you produce

When it comes to reducing your carbon footprint, one of the most important things you can do is reduce your consumption before you produce energy. This means that you should focus on reducing the energy or resources you use before making changes like LED lights. By reducing first, you further reduce your carbon footprint when you combine this with using more efficient, eco-friendly things like LED lights. You can also save some power by unplugging unused items and appliances! 

  • Recycle and avoid single use plastic items

This one seems like a no-brainer, but it’s well worth repeating. Recycling and upcycling items can make a big difference when it comes to reducing your carbon footprint. Avoid using single-use plastic items like plastic straws, coffee stirrers, and plastic bags. If you do have any items like plastic bags, try to reuse them for other things instead of just throwing them out. You could also recycle them or, better yet, have them compressed in a process that turns them into eco-friendly reusable bags. 

  • Use renewable energy like solar power

Switching to a Solar Powered System for your home or business can significantly reduce both your carbon footprint and your electric bills. Powering your home with solar energy instead of relying completely on your utility provider reduces the amount of electricity used that is generated through the use of fossil fuels.

Going solar is one of the best ways to reduce your carbon footprint

Using a renewable source of energy for your home or business is one of the biggest steps that you can take in order to reduce your carbon footprint. In a state that gets more than its fair share of sunshine, it makes sense that installing a solar powered system is a sensible step towards a brighter, greener future. 

IES Texas Solar is committed to helping you get the best Solar Powered System for your needs, and also offers backup batteries and Generac® generators for when the power goes out. Additionally, the cost of installing your new Solar Powered System is never an issue. With several financing options available, increased tax incentives (federal tax credits up to 30%) thanks to the new Inflation Reduction Act, and solar energy rebates from Texas utility providers, now is the best time to go solar and reduce your carbon footprint.    

If your home or business is considering switching to solar, reach out to us by going to our website,, or giving us a call at (855) 447-6527.