Countless homeowners choose to go green today when the time comes to replace the HVAC units in their homes. They recognize the damage fossil fuels do to the planet and want to reduce their carbon footprints. Currently, ten percent of greenhouse gas emissions come from the burning of fossil fuels to heat and cool buildings and homes. 

It has never been easier to make the switch to ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY HVAC IN ATLANTA. Homeowners find they have more options than ever before. A few of these options are mentioned below. 

Air Source Heat Pumps

According to the United States Department of Energy, air source heat pumps are an efficient way to heat and cool the home. These units are capable of delivering up to three times more heat energy than they consume in electricity. 

The heat pump works much as the refrigerator in the home does. Ambient air coming into the unit moves over the coil found in the outdoor unit. When it does so, it creates a heat exchange. The indoor portion of the heat pump functions as an evaporator or condenser. It moves the treated air throughout the home. 

Homeowners find they have several options if they wish to invest in an air source heat pump. They may choose from a mini-split heat pump, a multi-split heat pump, and a variable refrigerant flow heat pump. Talk with the technician to learn which eco-friendly HVAC unit is right for the home. 

Ground Source Heat Pumps

Ground source heat pumps go by many names. A person might refer to them as earth-coupled, water-source, or geothermal units. However, they all refer to the same type of device, one that was first introduced in the 1940s. 

These units rely on the relatively constant temperature of the earth to heat and cool the home rather than using ambient air. Many people never stop to consider the ground temperature and how it differs from the air temperature, but this information is of great benefit if they wish to make the move to a green HVAC system.

However, homeowners must know that the efficiency of the system is impacted by the size of the home. When the heated or cooled air must travel long distances, heat energy loss becomes a concern. This isn’t an issue in most homes, but it can be a problem in extremely large residences. Our technician can help the homeowner determine if this is a feasible option for their residence. 

Ice-Powered Air Conditioning

An ice-powered air conditioner is designed to freeze water at night. It then uses the ice to cool the home during the day rather than relying on a refrigerant. This technology lowers energy consumption, but it does come with several drawbacks that a homeowner must know. 

The main problem with this type of system is when the ice melts, the cold air disappears. If it is hot outside, the home may run out of cool air midway through the day. The system then needs to switch over to a traditional refrigerant to keep the home at the desired temperature. 

At this time, the main system of this type cools the home for up to six hours a day. When doing so, it reduces energy usage by as much as 95 percent.

Larger buildings cannot use this type of system. The amount of water needed to cool the building is more than the unit can hold. For this reason, building owners need to consider other eco-friendly options. 

Alternative Fuel Combustion HVAC Systems

Innovators continue to look for ways to use renewable fuels in HVAC systems. Doing so helps limit the environmental impact of heating and cooling a home, as it reduces the person’s carbon footprint. The problem they encounter when developing these technologies is the cost of alternative fuels. Homeowners don’t see a return on investment, so they don’t choose this option. 

That may change in the future. Companies are working to improve solar HVAC systems and thermally driven chillers and make them more cost-efficient. In addition, new technologies may emerge that will transform this industry. 

Allied Refrigeration, Heat & Air Service is dedicated to helping customers heat and cool their homes in energy-efficient ways. The planet must be protected, and it falls on humans to do so. With our help, homeowners can minimize their greenhouse gas emissions while heating and cooling their homes. Call today to learn more about these environmentally friendly HVAC options and their benefits. 

About Allied Refrigeration, Heat & Air Service:

Allied Refrigeration, Heat & Air Service, a licensed and insured business based in Atlanta, installs, maintains and repairs HVAC systems. In addition, our company handles refrigeration equipment installation, maintenance, and replacement. We offer environmentally friendly solutions and work with residential and commercial customers.