Here in Colorado, it’s hard to imagine surviving a full year without your furnace or air conditioner. HVAC isn’t a luxury, it’s a necessity. Especially now that we’re spending even more time at home.
We need our HVAC equipment, but that doesn’t mean we can’t look for ways to improve efficiencies and make it operate better in the process. Newer technology will offer you added benefits. Is it worth trading in your old equipment to gain efficiencies?
Should you consider green technology when upgrading your furnace and air conditioner?
What is Green HVAC?
When most people think of “going green”, their first thought goes to increasing efficiency. For HVAC, going green means that your equipment will cost less to operate with systems that will be easier to achieve energy efficiency.
Green HVAC equipment is often as much as 30 to 50 percent smaller than traditional units, making them easier to install, store, and operate inside your home.
Homeowners are often faced with the dilemma of not wanting to pay the cost of upgrading expensive equipment, while at the same time wanting to save using green tactics inside their home.
An air conditioner, for example, may last for twenty years, but what is doing for your comfort level as well as your costs each month? Upgrading before your equipment “dies” will allow you to lower your utility costs, while at the same time creating a more efficiently run environment. This impacts comfort, as new units will produce conditioned air easier.
Other ways to save
You can upgrade your thermostat and use less energy overall. A programmable thermostat allows you to set up automatic temperature changes based on the way your family lives. You’ll no longer play the game of turning it up and down all day trying to achieve perfect living conditions. Upgrade to smart technology, and you’ll be able to see efficiency by watching charts and reports. It can help you reduce waste simply by seeing where it is.
Or move into hybrid systems that offer you benefits for the way you live. How about a zoned system? They might be more expensive upfront, but they allow you to choose where you want your conditioned air to flow. Keep living spaces cooler if you won’t be accessing them much, while keeping heavily used rooms at your perfect temperature.
If you’re contemplating how green HVAC technology can help your home be more efficient, give us a call today.