The Best Green HVAC Products
In our last blog, we introduced our customers to the benefits of green HVAC technology. But you might still be wondering, what are the best green HVAC products on the market today?
At Blue Flame, we always strive to provide our customers with eco-friendly options for their heating and cooling needs. Here are a few of the best green HVAC products recommended by our team of technicians.
One of the easiest ways to transform an existing HVAC system into a green HVAC system is by adding some solar panels. Unlike fossil fuels, there is an endless supply of solar energy that you can use for free. While paying for solar panels up front is a major investment, it can add value to your home. It will also drastically reduce your monthly utility bills.
Most solar-powered HVAC systems will just need a small solar panel installed on the roof of the home or office. To combat the cost of installing solar panels, you can receive hefty tax rebates for your purchase. If you have a fairly new HVAC system that won’t need to be replaced for at least a decade, adding solar panels can help you achieve your green HVAC goals cost effectively.
If you are interested in replacing your HVAC system soon, consider investing in a hybrid ice-powered system. Ice-powered air conditioners freeze water to cool the air in your home instead of relying solely on the compressor for cold air. Utilizing the ice saves all of the energy the compressor would require, which cuts back on energy bills and carbon emissions.
If you are interested in investing in a total overhaul of your HVAC system, consider installing geothermal technology. In the same way solar panels draw renewable energy from the sun, geothermal systems draw energy from below the surface of the earth.
Just below the earth’s surface, past a point called the “frost line” the temperature is constant year-round. Geothermal technology uses a system of pipes to heat or refrigerate water stored below and radiates heat during winter or absorbs heat during summer. Installing a geothermal HVAC system can be expensive, but the energy savings will last a lifetime.
Ductless Mini Splits
Rather than forcing air from your main HVAC unit through the extensive ductwork in your walls and ceilings, you can simply install a mini split in rooms that need a little extra temperature control. A mini split has an outdoor unit with a compressor and an indoor unit with an evaporator. This can be the perfect solution for adding zone control to your home without installing lots of ductwork.
Mini splits use considerably less energy than your full-sized HVAC unit, and they ensure the temperature-controlled air reaches the specific room where you need it most.
Last but certainly not least, maximize the energy efficiency of any HVAC system by using a smart thermostat. Smart thermostats adjust the temperature in your home according your schedule. Using energy-saving mode, you can ensure no heating and cooling power is wasted while your hose is empty.
You can also control smart thermostats from your phone no matter where you are. To learn more about the numerous benefits of smart thermostats, check out this blog.
Let our team help you find the best green HVAC products.
If you are interested in upgrading to green HVAC technology, give us a call at Blue Flame. Our expert technicians can recommend the best green HVAC products for your home and budget.
At Blue Flame, we are committed to an exceptional and eco-friendly experience every time you use our heating, air conditioning, and electrical services. Call us at (206) 388-5667 and speak to a member of our team.