Eco-Friendly HVAC Systems

Going Green With Your HVAC System & Maintenance

HVAC is the acronym of heating, ventilating, and air conditioning. It is the technology of making the indoor environment comfortable to live in. In a nutshell, HVAC is installed to provide good thermal comfort and healthy air quality in the living area.

From an environmental point of view, HVAC units are one of the biggest causes of global warming. It goes without saying that HVAC systems are usually the biggest energy hogs in a building. Government statistics clearly highlights that during the last decade a little more than 50% of an average home’s energy costs was attributed to the HVAC unit. With exponentially rising power costs and increased awareness among general public about the environmental issues caused due to higher energy consumption, eco-friendly “Green HVAC” systems are becoming the norm for new buildings and for old unit maintenance.

Even if you don’t have a green HVAC, you can still move towards an eco-friendly way of living by performing regular maintenance on filters and handling the thermostat efficiently. However, it is extremely important to choose the right HVAC service team in your area. For instance, if you are living in one those cooler states like Michigan or North Dakota, then you will have a lot of choices, so choosing the right one might be difficult. However, there are only a very few good and eco-friendly HVAC service companies in Michigan and Michigan HVAC Pros is right there at the best HVAC service in southeast Michigan. Not only are they highly experienced and eco- friendly, they are also transparent and educate the HVAC users about methods to maintain a system in an eco-friendly and economical way.

According to Michigan HVAC Pros, the easiest way to make an existing/old system eco-friendly is to perform regular maintenance on filters. The air flow throughout the system will be hampered if the air filter becomes dirty, resulting in a decreased air flow. This will result in higher energy consumption, and it is not only expensive but will also contribute to global warming. In addition to higher  energy consumption, a dirty air filter will result in building up of dirt and other small particles in the critical parts of the system leading to a lower performance. The overall life of the system will come down. It is imperative to change the air filters every 3 months for a clean and smooth air circulation and lower energy consumption.

An expert at Michigan HVAC Pros added that ducting also plays a vital role in energy efficiency. According to him, poor ducting can decrease the system efficiency by as much as 20%, resulting in huge energy waste. Replacing the old thermostat with a programmable thermostat will save a significant amount of energy. According to him, a programmable thermostat can save around $180 per year on energy expenses. The last option according to him is to upgrade to an energy star certified HVAC model.

Save energy wherever possible and save the planet.