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How To Make Your Home HVAC System As Green As Possible | Fred's Home Services

How To Make Your Home HVAC System As Green As Possible

How To Make Your Home HVAC System As Green As Possible | Fred's Home Services

We are all trying to live a greener life these days. We have recycling bins. We have solar panels, and we use LED lighting. We want to make our homes as green as possible, and this notion of green living extends to our HVAC systems. If you are trying to green up your home and asking how can you make your HVAC system more eco-friendly we have some suggestions.

Make Sure Your Home HVAC Unit Is The Right Size and the Right Age

Experts say one of the first steps towards making sure you are living in a home that is more eco-friendly is to check out your home HVAC unit. How old is it? If it is more than 10 years old, you may want to start thinking about replacing it. Also, make sure that your unit is the right size for your home. All HVAC units have a limit to how much house they can heat and cool. If your unit is too small or too large, you will not get the right amount of air conditioning or heating for your home.

If your unit is older and needs replacing, you can move towards green living by selecting an HVAC system with a good Energy Star rating. These systems were designed to heat and cool your home efficiently without costing you a fortune.

Lower Your Carbon Footprint

Another way to make your home HVAC system more eco-friendly is to lower the amount of carbon you are using at your house. Many homes in the U.S. run on electricity, and most electricity comes from coal-fired power plants. When you're ready to embrace green living, look for ways to lower your carbon levels. You may want to get a heat pump as a replacement for your HVAC system. There are also ways to incorporate solar energy into an HVAC system, which means you are using less energy, and that translates to less carbon moving into the atmosphere.

Think About Water Conservation

If you really want to move into a greener existence, think about finding ways to conserve water from your HVAC unit. Your HVAC system uses gallons and gallons of water over its lifetime--tens of thousands of gallons--to cool your home. Instead of wasting that water, ask about ways you can recapture that water to use elsewhere in your home. While you wouldn’t want to shower, bathe, or brush your teeth in it, you could use that recaptured water in your garden. By conserving water and reusing it, you are allowing your system to continue to work efficiently, but you’re also keeping the water in the environment cleaner.

There are other ways that your HVAC system in your home can be more eco-friendly. If you have questions about your HVAC system, and how you can make sure your home is as green as possible, why not give us a call at 216-481-4200 or contact us today? We would love to come out and show you the latest in green living technology in our HVAC systems.