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What Having a Green HVAC System Can Do For Your Home

Besides cutting back on energy consumption, a green HVAC system can help you weather Yuma’s hot weather more comfortably. When you optimize your HVAC system, it translates to lower energy use and better performance, the hallmarks of an energy-efficient cooling system.

Air Filter

It’s easy to underestimate the importance of a clean air filter. Check the filter monthly and change it when it’s coated with dust and particulates. A dirty filter slows the airflow through the air handler, increasing the time it takes to cool your home, in turn driving up energy bills.

Dust in the system also contributes to premature equipment breakdowns, which can be costly to repair. You may also notice that there’s less dust in the air when you keep the filters clean, making allergies easier to manage.

Professional Tuneups

Don’t neglect the annual tuneup. As much as air conditioners run, they need the deep cleaning, lubrication, and adjustments that HVAC pros perform. The HVAC tech may discover problems that could escalate, causing an expensive repair and the loss of cooling until it’s fixed.

Registers and Ductwork

Periodically look over the register covers for dust and clean them. If it looks excessive, you may have a ductwork leak, which will quickly undermine a green HVAC system. When ducts leak, the air you’ve paid to condition goes elsewhere. The pros at Hansberger Refrigeration and Electric will discover the origin of the leak and work quickly to seal it permanently.


Sometimes a thermostat can make a dent in your energy costs and the system’s performance. Replacing an old thermostat with a programmable unit gives you much more flexibility in home cooling. Depending on the kind you install, you might be able to change the temperature from your phone, receive alerts about system performance, and schedule your cooling based on home occupancy. 

Each of these features helps you save money and optimize AC performance in the interest of having a green HVAC system in your home. Programmable thermostats are especially useful for families who are away routinely.

If you’d like more information about making yours a green HVAC, contact the pros at Hansberger Refrigeration and Electric Company. We provide trusted HVAC services for Yuma-area homeowners.