Eco-Friendly HVAC Systems: Why It’s Better for Your Home or Business

Posted on: December 14, 2015

As a homeowner or business owner, you are continuously seeking new ways on how to maximize the efficiency of your home or businesses energy systems. By simply upgrading your current HVAC system, you have the potential to decrease overall energy costs while positively impacting the environment.

Equipment manufacturers, such as Lennox, continue to focus on higher efficiency units as the demand for energy efficient systems continue to grow. Additionally, hiring a contractor, like Action Air, with expertise in green HVAC systems and corresponding state regulations can increase your opportunities to build and maintain a cost effective, eco-friendly home or commercial building.

What makes an HVAC system eco-friendly?

Green HVAC systems are designed to encompass energy conservation, indoor air quality, and comfort. When the HVAC design takes into account the local climate and is built as an integral part of a sustainable building, the HVAC system can be smaller, less costly, and require less maintenance. Using Energy Star certified equipment will also contribute to an eco-friendly HVAC system.

Call our experts  today to get started on your eco-friendly HVAC installation or upgrade! Action Air’s NATE-certified technicians are trained to install, repair, and service all HVAC systems per the LEED and CALGreen guidelines.

LEED and CalGreen Can Guide the Design of a Green HVAC System

An eco-friendly HVAC contractor will be able to guide you through the process of achieving LEED certification for your building. LEED stands for “Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design” and was created in 1998 by the U.S. Green Building Council. The LEED certification program promotes environmentally friendly buildings that can lower energy bills, improve indoor comfort, and provide a healthier work environment.

The CALGreen Building Code includes stringent codes that have mandatory and voluntary components for meeting certain sustainability and ecological standards for buildings and renovations in California. These codes pertain to everything from water efficiency and building materials to indoor air quality. CALGreen and LEED have several areas that overlap and your highly trained HVAC contractor will help you navigate the documentation requirements for both.