Sunday, September 25, 2011

Do you have a mercury-filled thermostat that dates back to the days when avocado appliances were considered modern?

Switch the 'Stat is a residential and commercial thermostat recycling program currently running in Ontario, British Columbia and Manitoba.
Administered by the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI), and supported by the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating (CIPH), the Switch the 'Stat program works with heating and cooling contractors and wholesalers to encourage the installation of energy-efficient programmable thermostats, while simultaneously diverting the older mercury-containing and electronic thermostats from landfill. Switching to newer and more energy-efficient programmable thermostats and responsibly disposing of older mercury-containing thermostats reduces energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, and prevents mercury from contaminating our air, soil, and water.

1 comment:

  1. There is no reason why our community can not replace and remove all of these from every home and business in Nanaimo.