With agencies in the United States and all around the world enforcing stricter environmental regulations along with the rising cost of electricity, many consumers are considering greener methods of heating and cooling their property. As a result of this trend, the HVAC industry as a whole has started to heavily invest in the research and development to support green HVAC technologies. Here are a few of the technologies that are taking shape and making an impact.
Thermally-driven air conditioning
In Australia, a company has found a way to use heat to cool homes and businesses. Chromasun, uses solar thermal energy to drive a double effect chiller. This method saves customers money in the long run because it doesn’t drive up their electricity costs. The company crafts its own solar panels to reach the needed temperatures. The system has a natural gas backup if the solar power isn’t producing enough. But, with the low cost of gas today, it still saves consumers money.
Energy analysis software
Energy analysis software is a useful tool for HVAC system professionals, architects, and engineers. This type of software helps project the most energy-efficient and money-saving systems and methods for a space before it’s installed. The ability to tell what system would be best for the space is a game changer and can save the customer thousands of dollars.
If a homeowner leaves certain parts of their home vacant, a zoning system may be best to help cut monthly bills. These zoning systems allow for unused rooms to be shut off from the rest of the system. Each zone is controlled by its own thermostat allowing the homeowner complete control of the airflow in and out.
Geothermal heatingand cooling
Geothermal technology is gaining popularity because it’s one of the eco-friendliest and energy-efficient systems on the market right now. These systems work by drawing energy from the Earth itself. Geothermal pipes are placed underground, and fluids within the pipes draw heat into the home. During warmer months the system will absorb the cool from the Earth and channels it into the home through those same pipes. Geothermal heating and cooling are about four times more efficient than a traditional system. These systems will save the Earth some green and the people using them.
Looking for a greener, cleaner solution for your home? Air Specialist can help out! We offer some of the latest and greatest in HVAC technology. If you have any questions about our services or HVAC solutions, give us a call at (713) 481-1305 or schedule online.