A growing number of business owners are doing their part to reduce their companies’ carbon footprints. An easy way to start is with their HVAC system, as heating and cooling are often the biggest uses of electricity.
Thanks to new eco-friendly HVAC technologies, it’s easier than ever for a company to reduce its toll on the environment and save a few bucks on their heating and cooling bills.
Keep reading to learn more about these systems and technologies:
- Ice-powered air conditioners: As the name suggests, this technology uses ice instead of traditional refrigerants to cool commercial spaces. The process starts by freezing and storing large amounts of water in a tank overnight. Once the unit is turned on, it provides up to six hours of eco-friendly cooling the next day.
- Geothermal heat pumps: This isn’t new technology, but geothermal heat pumps are the most energy-efficient and eco-friendly heating and cooling available. The heat pump extracts heat from the ground to heat your building in the winter. In the summer, it draws warmth from inside to cool your space.
- Thermally driven AC: The days of using electricity to power our AC systems may be over thanks to the thermally driven air conditioner. This technology was recently invented in Australia and uses solar panels to power the system. Because it’s so new, it may be a while before we see it on the market.
- HVAC zoning: Zoned HVAC systems split up your building into multiple heating and cooling zones. This setup allows customers to control each zone separately, ensuring each area is comfortable without wasting a ton of electricity to heat or cool an entire space.
- Energy analysis software: As eco-friendly HVAC technology advances, technicians have a growing number of tools at their disposal when installing new heating and cooling systems. Energy analysis tools allow HVAC pros to install the most energy-efficient systems at a lower cost for their customers.
How is your HVAC system holding up?
Your old HVAC system won’t last forever. Keep an eye out for these signs that indicate it’s time to make repairs or upgrade to an eco-friendly heating and cooling system:
- Poor airflow: If you’ve got your heat or AC on full blast but only feel a small trickle of air, something’s clearly amiss. Hire an HVAC technician to diagnose and address the issue instead of suffering through a cold winter without heat.
- Strange noises: All heating and cooling systems make a little bit of noise when they’re running, but you shouldn’t hear loud grinding or clicking sounds. Talk to your HVAC contractor to see what the cause of those noises is.
- Rising energy costs: HVAC units tend to suck up more energy as they start to age and break down. If your heating or cooling bills are slowly creeping up, it may be time to call a repairman to take a look at your system.
If you’ve noticed any of these signs, it’s time to call our team at Air Climate Control, Inc. We’ll send someone out right away to inspect and repair your eco-friendly heating and cooling system. We even offer 24-hour emergency repair services for customers in a tight situation.