A carbon footprint is a term that describes the impact people have on the environment. More specifically, it measures the amount of carbon dioxide produced by each of us. Unfortunately, the United States is the world leader when it comes to CO2 emissions, producing over 29% of the global output.
Commuting, eating, bathing, and watching television are just a few examples of what adds to your carbon footprint. Water heating in particular accounts for over 30% of CO2 emissions from the typical American home. A solar hot water system is an important step in reducing your carbon footprint.