Why is HVAC efficiency so important? When you think about heating, ventilation and air conditioning, it is often hard to remember that these are three utilities. However, energy efficiency relies on the effective use of all three. Besides saving you money on your energy bills, a well-maintained HVAC system is also beneficial to the environment and future sustainability efforts.
HVAC Efficiency Explained
The most recognized functions of an HVAC system are heating and cooling. A system that does both efficiently is obviously desirable. Reducing energy consumption is the main goal of HVAC efficiency, so the quality of equipment and setup are both important considerations. The equipment that you choose, type of installation, maintenance and day-to-day use are just some of the factors that impact HVAC efficiency.
HVAC Energy Usage on a Global Scale
The output of energy from HVAC systems in commercial buildings accounts for roughly 40% of the nation’s total consumption. Residential HVAC use represents double the level of greenhouse gases produced by cars. All that considered, the reliance on HVAC systems in the United States greatly contributes to the growing climate change problem.
HVAC Design Efficiency
It is therefore clear that HVAC efficiency plays an important role in the lives of Americans. However, it is also important to recognize that more efficient performance and use of HVAC is necessary to reduce greenhouse emissions. The best way to achieve efficiency is through rethinking how HVAC systems are designed to function. Steps are being taken toward reducing reliance on non-renewable resources and, instead, designing HVAC systems that draw from natural resources, such as moisture already in the air.
At ClimateSmith, we specialize in the maintenance, repair and installation of HVAC systems. For better efficiency that will save you money and support efforts to reduce the effects of climate change, call our offices today.