Along with many other activities, carbon dioxide is released when we burn fossil fuels to power our homes and industry. Coal, oil, gas and other types of fossil fuels are all culprits.
When carbon dioxide is released in to the atmosphere, it traps heat. Sunlight and heat enter out atmosphere and are supposed to exit again. As carbon dioxide holds the heat, it prevents this from happening, causing the increase in the earth’s temperature.
When you use a gas or oil boiler to heat your home, you are harming the planet, although you may not mean to. Not only are gas boilers damaging our atmosphere, they can be costly to maintain, which only causes more hassle for the homeowner.