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"DEDICATED TO YOUR COMFORT & OUR ENVIRONMENT"
Dominick Fuel's new motto reflects our concern for the future of our earth and our firm belief that conservation means using energy wisely.
Energy conservation is the smart choice now more than ever. When you curb your consumption, you cut your energy expenditures and save money. At the same time, you're helping our country by reducing the demand for energy products, and protecting the environment by lowering emissions. Conservation is a good "energy policy" for anyone who likes to save money and wants this country to approach energy independence.
Proud partner of the Arbor Day FoundationThe more customers we serve, the more trees we plant through our partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation. The Arbor Day Foundation's mission is to inspire people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees. Trees are essential to so many aspects of life. To ensure trees are the inheritance of generations to come, we are proud to support this worthy organization dedicated to a greener world.
Trees Reduce Carbon... and Add Numerous BenefitsPlanting trees in your neighborhood is one of the best steps you can take to help the local environment and the planet, according to the Arbor Day Foundation. Trees remove carbon dioxide, which is the gas most responsible for global warming from the air. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says that one acre of forest absorbs six tons of carbon dioxide and puts out four tons of oxygen. That's enough to meet the annual needs of 18 people.
The organization Clean Air Gardening points out on that trees also help reduce ozone in urban areas. In New York City, a 10 percent increase in urban canopy helped reduce peak ozone levels by around 4 parts per billion. Tree cover also helps reduce the amount of heat absorbed and stored in asphalt.
Here are some of the other major benefits of trees, as listed on the Arbor Day Foundation's:
"The net cooling effect of a young, healthy tree is equivalent to 10 room-size air conditioners operating 20 hours a day."
—U.S. Department of Agriculture
"Landscaping can reduce air conditioning costs by up to 50 percent, by shading the windows and walls of a home."
— American Public Power Association
"Landscaping, especially with trees, can increase property values as much as 20 percent."
—Management Information Services/ICMA
"The planting of trees means improved water quality, resulting in less runoff and erosion. This allows more recharging of the ground water supply. Wooded areas help prevent the transport of sediment and chemicals into streams."
—USDA Forest Service
Trees have also been credited with social benefits such as making people feel less stressed and more satisfied, and even helping children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder concentrate more effectively.