The Environmental Impact Of HVAC Systems And How To Reduce It

HVAC System Contractor Environment Technologies

Modern technologies that originated in the mid-eighteenth century, when the Industrial Revolution began, had two contradictory effects on humanity. While they have made a considerable contribution to the quality of life and to the production of goods, they have also caused a global degradation of the environment, through a reckless consumption of fossil fuels and natural resources accompanied by the release of harmful components with negative ecological effect.

HVAC Denver CO systems are a part of modern technologies, and the large number of thermal installations currently used in all areas of activity (industrial, socio-cultural, administrative, domestic) make it necessary to analyze the environmental impact. Reducing this effect is necessary to restore the natural balance and reduce the effects of global warming generated by uses not adapted to current requirements.

HVAC systems use different types of energies, some being renewable (electricity produced from renewable sources, such as solar or wind), others not (gas, wood, electricity produced from coal). In this case, the solution is to move as quickly as possible to alternative, environmentally friendly energy sources.

Some HVAC systems use Freon, which damages the environment and destroys the ozone layer. But there is also a more ecologically safe Freon option, 410A, which is increasingly used with modern air conditioners.

What more can you do to decrease the environmental impact of your HVAC system?

Use a timer to prevent your system from working continuously. Also, insulate your house properly, as it will significantly decrease your energy consumption, both in summer and winter.

Last but not least, use a correctly sized HVAC system for the surface it serves.