Buying a New Air Conditioner? Why You Should Consider a Green System
by Greg Leisgang on June 4, 2013
Posted in: Air Conditioners
Buying a new air conditioner and making your Greater Cincinnati area home greener haven’t always gone hand in hand, but you have amazing new options currently on the market. Technology in the eco-friendly home industry has made impressive strides, and now you can buy green and hybrid air conditioning units that are environmentally friendly and cost efficient.
Green options when buying a new air conditioner
- R-410A refrigerant - Less of an option and more of a new norm is R-410A refrigerant, an environmentally friendly option that's taking the place of R-22 refrigerant. The latter refrigerant is currently being phased out due to recent legislation.
- Dual-stage compressors - Many units have a dual-stage compressor, which allows your unit to work more efficiently. When the outdoor temperature is mild, the unit works in a lower gear and kicks it up a notch only when needed. This saves energy by only using more when it's necessary.
- Electronically commutated motors (ECMs) - ECMs inside the units also enable the air conditioner to work more efficiently. Units that also feature ECM blowers practically double the efficiency.
Don’t forget to check with your local HVAC technician or your tax professional regarding qualifying tax credits, which expire Dec. 31, 2013.
When you’re buying a new air conditioner, think green. Not only will you be more friendly to your environment, but most of these appliances are also wallet-friendly and will save you money in the long run. For more information, contact the experts at JonLe Heating & Cooling. We're proud to serve homeowners throughout the Greater Cincinnati area.
Image via Shutterstock.com