How to Help the Planet with an Environmentally Friendly A/C
October 18, 2017
Environmentally friendly A/C units have increased in popularity. This is due to air conditioning manufacturers attempting to meet new government regulations. In order to do this, they are phasing out ozone-depleting refrigerants in newer products. While going A/C free is the quickest and most efficient way to help the planet, it’s far from ideal. Living A/C free in areas that reach over 100 degrees Fahrenheit is not an option. Luckily, there are several new innovations that help A/C units run green. Check out these tips on how you can help the planet without giving up A/C.
Pay Attention to The Unit Size
Always use the correct unit size. Using the incorrect sized A/C unit often causes more harm than good. An under-sized unit won’t be able to cool your house down properly but will continue to try. As a result, the undersized A/C unit will keep trying to cool down the house. This ends up wasting electricity, which, in turn, runs up your energy bills. Also, an undersized unit isn’t capable of balancing the cooled air in the unit’s condenser with the humid air that the evaporator draws out from the home.
Look into Programmable Thermostats
One of the most affordable ways to create an environmentally friendly A/C unit is to install a programmable thermostat. This allows homeowners to program the thermostat to shut off when no one is home and turn on to cool down the house when people are home. Today, some programmable thermostats even have learning technology, learning to automatically adjust to your regular settings.
Make Sure to Have Regular Maintenance Done
Maintaining your A/C unit is always vital. Your environmentally friendly A/C unit is no different. In order to maintain your unit, schedule an inspection with an HVAC specialist at least once a year. Maintenance checks include testing refrigerant pressure, the unit’s air flow, and checking for leakage. Regular maintenance ensures that your A/C is running efficiently and environmentally friendly.
Check Out the Compressors
The compressors located within the A/C unit typically use the most electricity. These compressors squeeze out the heated vapors in order to return the refrigerant to its cooled state. Your unit will compress less on cooler days and more on hotter days, by choosing a two-stage compressor. As a result, two things happen. You end up saving money and keep your house at a more consistent temperature.
Helping the planet doesn’t mean giving up your A/C unit. Environmentally friendly A/C units keep your house cool while simultaneously helping the planet. When it comes to using an environmentally friendly A/C unit it’s important to pay attention to the unit size, look into programmable thermostats, perform regular maintenance, and use a two-stage compressor. At Great Dane Heating and Air Conditioning, we offer environmentally friendly A/C units and services. We also offer regular maintenance and eco-friendly units to fit anyone’s household. For your A/C needs, contact Great Dane Heating and Air Conditioning at 866-488-DANE.