Is Your Heating and Cooling Company the Right Shade of “Green?”

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Can you think of a better way to green things up other than your household heating and cooling equipment and the company who services it?  Think about it- your home’s furnace and air conditioner can consume as much as half of its overall energy.  Both systems can use and waste the most amount of energy out of all larger major household equipment.

Green Heating and Cooling Technicians

Green HVAC Heating and Cooling Service Technicians should provide fast and efficient care, but should also keep in mind the need to protect and preserve the environment.  They often educate customers about green home system solutions whenever possible; inform them of energy-efficient products, savings, and services; and actively participate in the promotion of recycling and conservation.  Green options should always be available and offered to keep your home’s equipment up-to-date through repair or replacement, while helping to maintain or improve the integrity of the environment.

Green Heating and Cooling Equipment

Progressive, caring, and green heating and cooling businesses will offer a variety of ENERGY STAR model products including central air conditioners and condensers, heat pumps, and furnaces- which are said to use at least 15%-25% less energy than non-Energy Star models.  Energy Star is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy that authorizes certification of energy-efficient products.  “Efficiency” refers to about how much energy (power) it takes to do a useful amount of work.  The SEER efficiency rating (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) relates to air conditioners – the higher the rated number, the better the efficiency.  For furnaces, the AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) number is key as it measures a furnace’s heating efficiency. The higher the AFUE percentage number, the more efficient the product.

Green Heating and Cooling Air Quality

Heating and cooling companies that are green-minded will apply like concepts to a homeowner’s indoor air quality services and products.  Increasingly becoming an alarming awareness over the past few years for homeowners, indoor air quality refers to the recycled air that is trapped within your home that you and your family constantly breathe in over and over again.  It has been determined that IAQ (indoor air quality) can be up to five time worse than the quality of outdoor air, which in and of itself is not so great to begin with in most cities.  IAQ products designed to clean and filter air are essential to a healthy, happy home, yet also afford the opportunity for green initiatives.  Cleaner, fresher air quality works in sync with your home’s air conditioning and heating functionalities.  Less pet dander, pollen, tobacco smoke, mold, mildew, fungus, dust mites, and other air pollutants and contaminants mean a healthier environment so that when air does have to be recycled, it is generally cleaner and fresher all the way around.


This article was provided by Gillece Services, providers of top quality service in Plumbing, Heating, Cooling, and Electrical, as well as Indoor Air Quality, Water Quality, and Waterproofing.
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  • jeff adams

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