The United States Department of Energy states that HVAC systems account for an incredible 56% of all energy used in the average American household. What’s more, this percentage can rise to 73% for commercial buildings that use large HVAC systems. This means that the majority of electricity used across the country goes towards heating and cooling homes and commercial buildings.
That is why making the switch to green HVAC technologies is not only appealing, but also somewhat of a necessity. Eco-friendly heating and cooling solutions will not only reduce energy consumption and reduce bills, but they will also lower greenhouse gas emissions and improve the environmental footprint of your customer’s property.
However, many home and business owners are still not keen on making the transition towards green HVAC solutions. Here are the most important reasons to switch to eco-friendly HVAC that might make them change their minds.
Why Should My Customers Switch To Green HVAC?
There are numerous reasons why your customers should consider switching to more eco-friendly heating and cooling technologies. Let’s see what the most important considerations for making such a decision are.
Under current federal law, you are eligible to qualify for a sizable tax break if you choose to install a brand-new, green heating and cooling system. Larger systems carry larger tax incentives, but your customers can typically save as much as $5,000 if they go for an eco-friendly HVAC solution.
Slow Disappearance Of R22
R-22 is a refrigerant that has a high potential for depleting the ozone layer, which is why the government has ordered a phase-out of all systems that use this type of technology. This refrigerant is currently illegal to import and manufacture in the United States, and all the systems have to use a more eco-friendly R-410A solution.
it’s better to take advantage of the tax incentives now and advise your customers to replace their old systems than wait and potentially miss out on the tax breaks.
Local Government Support
Many local governments are showing support to all individuals who would like to go green with their heating and cooling systems and offer numerous incentives. For example, there are programs that challenge commercial and residential property owners to reduce their carbon footprint by 30% or more across a period of ten years and grants resources and support to all those willing to do so.
Available Enhancements For Standard HVAC Units
Your customers have numerous technologies that can improve the efficiency of their HVAC system and reduce their footprint that are readily available for them to install. They can choose to start using a smart thermostat, an HVAC economizer, or zone their heating and cooling system for better performance, efficiency, and lower bills and energy consumption.
Customizable Cooling And Heating Across Several Zones
Also, your customers can choose to improve their residential or commercial heating and cooling by implementing a modern VRF system that allows custom temperature control across multiple zones for reduced energy consumption and advanced convenience and comfort. What’s more, these systems can produce simultaneous heating and cooling across different zones.
Geothermal HVAC systems use the constant temperature of the earth several feet below the ground to provide the necessary cooling and heating to your customer’s home or place of business. Also, this system provides an additional bonus with the constant presence of hot water without the need for separate water heating technology.
Ice-Powered Air Conditioning
This is one of the most advanced air conditioning technologies that provides a green and energy-efficient alternative to traditional air conditioners. These units freeze large amounts of water overnight and then use that ice to cool the refrigerant and provide the necessary cooling to the property.