In recent years, technology has made it possible to develop products and process that are not harmful to the environment. And with this in mind, the AC industry is no exception to these innovations as eco-friendly air conditioners are becoming widespread in use and manufacturers are phasing out the use of ozone-depleting refrigerants to give way for “clean and green” alternatives without compromising convenience.
Read more as we are going to tackle the 5 features of environment-friendly HVAC units in today’s entry.
Size Does Matter
This may come as no surprise but the size of the AC unit does play a role in its eco-friendliness. And the reason for this is that experts have found out that some people just install HVAC units without really considering the size of their homes.
Now if a wrong size of AC is installed, it will consume more energy to cool down the house, which will then produce more carbon emissions into the air (since most ACs are run by fossil fuels such as coal) and harming the environment in the process.
Good thing manufacturers have found a way to maintain this balance by producing AC systems in different sizes to suit the needs of every home or establishment.
Customized Matched Systems
In order to achieve optimal energy efficiency, some environment-friendly HVAC units make use of different energy sources for heating and cooling.
In other words, AC companies have developed modern ways to customize each part of the AC system from the indoor coils to the thermostat to meet the individual heating & cooling needs of every household.
Nowadays, air conditioners have 2-stage compressors to automatically compress more during hot days and less during cooler days to save more on energy.
Geothermal Heat Pumps
This innovation makes use of the earth as a natural heat-sink so the AC can capitalize on the flow of warm air for a certain area and convert it into cooled air. This feature has made eco-friendly ACs up to 40% more energy efficient compared to its predecessor units.
Smart (Programmable) Thermostats
Lastly, the introduction of home automation has also made it possible for environment-friendly HVAC units to use smart thermostats to automatically set the unit remotely so the entire house will be already cooled by the time you go home.
This simple advancement is by far the most effective feature since it prevents the appliance from exerting too much effort in producing cooled air as the device can automatically turn off the AC when the room has reached the appropriate temperature.