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Make Sure Your HVAC System Is Environmentally Friendly

Your HVAC system is likely the biggest consumer of energy in your home. Reducing that energy is important not just for your utility bills but also for the environment. How can you have a more environmentally friendly HVAC system? It helps to have some environmentally friendly HVAC accessories. Here are a few to get you started.

Learning thermostat.

By learning your heating and cooling preferences over time, this thermostat can automatically adjust to your schedule, providing comfort when you need it but switching to energy-saving mode whenever you’re not home. This thermostat can also be adjusted via your smartphone from anywhere in the world, so if your schedule changes suddenly, you can make the necessary changes with the touch of a button.

Duct wrap.

By wrapping your ducts, you can insulate them to prevent heat loss and heat gain. The air from your system maintains its temperature longer, helping your home reach its target temperature more efficiently. If you really want an environmentally friendly HVAC accessory, though, use duct wrap made of recycled denim. Not only does it decrease your carbon footprint, it doesn’t have the irritants or VOCs (volatile organic compounds) that some other duct wraps do.

Variable-speed air handler.

The average HVAC system produces the same amount of air no matter what the temperature is outside. If you want a more environmentally friendly HVAC system, get a variable-speed air handler. It has a more energy-efficient speed for milder days, when you don’t need as much heating or cooling, and it only uses full power in more extreme temperatures. This will help lower both your energy bills and your carbon footprint.

The best way to make sure you have the environmentally friendly HVAC accessories you need is to talk to your HVAC technician. In addition to providing your annual maintenance (which will also help your HVAC unit run more efficiently), they can recommend the most effective upgrades and add-ons for your system so you reduce energy consumption and help the environment.

For more environmentally friendly HVAC accessories, contact us at Hansberger Refrigeration and Electric Company. We proudly serve all of Yuma’s home-comfort needs.