What is Green HVAC Technology?
According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, more than half of your household’s energy consumption comes from heating and air conditioning. As our country works toward reducing our carbon footprint and improving the environment, the need for more sustainable HVAC technology has become increasingly obvious.
If you have never heard of green HVAC technology, you might not know what your options are when it comes to purchasing eco-friendly products.
At Blue Flame, we believe in taking care of the earth and prioritizing the environment. Our team strives to provide eco-friendly practices to our customers with every repair and installation. Here is our guide to understanding green HVAC technology.
What is Green HVAC Technology?
Green HVAC systems are the most energy efficient models on the market. They often utilize renewable energy resources to reduce fossil fuel consumption. While green HVAC technology tends to cost more upfront, it saves homeowners lots of money on monthly utility bills. The benefits for both the environment and your budget are numerous with this new eco-friendly technology.
Why Should I Switch to Green HVAC Products?
When it’s time to replace your HVAC system, you might not necessarily have green HVAC on your radar. For some homeowners, the cost upfront feels daunting. Here are a few reasons why switching to a green HVAC system could be worth it for your home.
1. Monthly Energy Savings
Most of the electricity and gas you consume every month is used to power your traditional heating and cooling system. If you have an older system, it is probably inefficient and your bills are likely pretty high. When you draw power from renewable resources like the sun or geothermal heat, you won’t have to pay for the energy you consume.
2. Major Tax Breaks
When you install an energy efficient HVAC system, you will qualify for some pretty hefty tax credits. This can help offset the cost of a new system upfront by reducing your taxable income.
3. Upcoming R22 Phase Out
Traditionally, HVAC systems used a refrigerant called R22. When the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency determined how dramatically this substance was affecting the ozone layer, lawmakers decided to phase it out of American households. Beginning on January 1, 2020, it will be illegal to manufacture R22 or import it into the U.S.
While new units already use an alternative refrigerant, it could become increasingly difficult to service old units. By proactively replacing your HVAC system with something a little bit greener, you can avoid future service problems.
4. Environmental Impact
If your budget allows you to invest in green HVAC technology, consider how much you will contribute to environmental conservation. Reducing fossil fuels reduces damage to the ozone layer, which impacts weather, ecosystems, sea levels, and so much more.
Are you interested in green HVAC technology?
If you have questions about adding green HVAC technology to your home, give us a call at Blue Flame. Our team of technicians can help you upgrade your thermostat, add zoned heating and cooling ductwork, or choose the perfect green HVAC system for your home.
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.