Air conditioning has for a long time been considered un-green as it accounts for over 50 percent of the energy consumption within the United States. It is responsible for tonnes of carbon dioxide emitted each year into the environment. This made the authorities to be more concerned with HVAC systems and ways on how to cut down on the carbon footprint attributed to these systems.
It is possible to have a greener and more efficient HVAC unit without sacrificing your comfort. It is on this premise that Miami AC Experts partnered with the relevant bodies including NADCA and Green Seal to deliver energy efficient HVAC solutions.
The Value of Going Green
The notion that has been in people’s minds within Miami and in the surrounding areas is that going green costs more than the conventional HVAC solutions. Nothing can be further from the truth because the cost of going green is far much lower than maintaining the status quo. The only thing that consumers try to avoid is the initial investment which is a little bit higher but the rewards come in low operating costs. Going green according to research, helps you to cut down the usage of energy by around 20 to 50%.
While most people quantify the value of going green by looking at its impact on the utility bills, at Miami AC Experts we are careful to point out that the real value extends beyond the energy savings. The green air conditioning that we install for instance creates a healthier environment for your family and reduces significantly the fossil fuel consumption. There is also a satisfaction that comes in knowing that you are part and parcel of creating a friendlier environment for the generations to come.
How We Ensure Green Air Conditioning
Miami AC Experts has professionals who understand fully the concept of green technology and has devised solutions to enable you transit into a greener environment without incurring much costs. Some of the solutions include:
Increasing Your Attic Insulation – Our experts add attic insulation to prevent the leakage of heat from within the internal environment. This means that the heating systems will not have to work extra hard to maintain the indoor environment thus reduced energy consumption.
Installing Radiant Heat Barriers – These are thin layers of metal insulation that our experts install to reduce heat transfer into your attic by approximately 95 percent. This again reduces the energy consumed in heating the indoor environment.
Installation of Ceiling Fans – Instead of overburdening the air conditioning unit on hotter days, the ceiling fans create a breeze that eliminates excess heat. In addition, these fans distribute warm air within the indoor environment during cooler days.
Sealing and Insulation of Ductwork – Any ductwork that is not properly sealed reduces the cooling efficiency of your ac system. This is because the ductwork runs through spaces that are not insulated such as garages, attics and crawl spaces. By insulating the ductwork, you minimize heat loss.
We also advise our customers to purchase high efficiency units with SEER ratings of 14 and above especially for central air conditioners. For the case of window ac units, we recommend those with an EERE rating of 10.7 or higher.
The size of the units also matters. Purchasing a properly sized unit makes the cooling more efficient and reduces wastage of energy. Properly sized units also dehumidify well because they run constantly without turning on and off regularly.
Are You Ready to Go Green?
As part of our service to our clients, we advise them on the benefits of going green and help them to assess their preparedness. The reality is that not every customer has the money to purchase the green ac units and as such we advise them to take even the smallest steps possible towards green air conditioning. This makes it easy and cost effective because you will not feel the pinch while at the same time you will be making strides toward energy saving.
For more information on green air conditioning tips and solutions, get in touch with us today.