Happy Earth Day! Earth Day is a time to look for ways to preserve and protect our planet. HVAC professionals are uniquely positioned to help promote sustainability efforts by installing more energy-efficient units and servicing and repairing existing equipment to make it perform better.
According to the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), buildings are responsible for almost 40 percent of the earth’s CO2 emissions. Minimizing energy use from HVAC systems involves optimizing energy efficiency during design and maintenance.
Did you know that nearly half of the energy used in your home goes to heating and cooling? Try keeping your thermostat a degree or two higher as the summer months arrive. This not only helps the environment, but can make a big difference in the monthly energy cost of cooling your home.
In HVAC, size matters. If a system is too small, it can lead to overload and efficiency issues. An oversized system will also waste energy and is more expensive to run. A correctly sized HVAC system can create comfortability and reduce your carbon footprint. Installation of the unit is important too, as improper installation can reduce a system’s efficiency by up to 30 percent.
The Impact of Regular Maintenance
Routine HVAC maintenance can help reduce energy usage. Multi-point, bi-annual maintenance checks help improve an HVAC system’s functionality and energy efficiency. Maintenance also helps catch problems before they become a more extensive repair. And a properly maintained HVAC system helps keep the indoor air circulating and clean, providing health benefits.
This Earth Day, do your part for the earth; call us today to schedule your HVAC system maintenance.