Your Air Conditioner and the Environment

Homes in the United States are more likely to have an AC unit than to have a garage or a dining room. Your air conditioner is likely one of your biggest costs each month. It also is one of the biggest taxes on the environment. With the impending issues of climate change in our lives, there are a few things you can do to make your air conditioner less of a problem in the natural world where we live.

Programable Thermostat

First, investing in a programmable thermostat will save costs by turning off the HVAC when you are not at home, or while you sleep. This can save you up to $200 on your energy costs. Not only that but in the summer every degree above 72 you keep your air conditioner, but you’ll also save 120 pounds of CO2 released into the atmosphere.

Regular Maintenance

Keeping your HVAC unit in tip-top shape will keep it working as efficiently as possible. Most people think if they only need to hire a technician if their AC breaks down. Regular monthly maintenance and a yearly tune-up will keep your unit running at top efficiency. You’d feel pretty gross if you didn’t take a shower all month! Now your AC unit doesn’t need a cleaning quite that often, it will get bogged down with excess dirt and dust if not given regular maintenance. 

Keeping your AC in the optimal form will not only prevent extra CO2 in the atmosphere but will also maintain the air quality of your home and cost less money to run. By the way, Cyprus Air offers maintenance plans for as low as $20! That’s a small price to pay to prevent major repairs that can cost thousands. 

Correct Size

If your air conditioner is too small for your home or office, you will be pouring money down the drain. An overworked AC will waste electricity, make your bills soar, and will likely break prematurely. 

On the other side, if your AC unit is too big for the building it is attached to. There is no need to waste extra energy powering a unit that you won’t ever use the full power or potential of. Making sure you have the perfect sized unit for your home is one of the best steps you can take for the efficiency of your home. 

Eco-Friendly AC Units

Finally, you can invest in a new AC Unit. Especially if your unit is over 10 years old, it is probably time to think about a new unit. HVAC technology has made huge strides in the past couple of years including upping the efficiency and eco-friendliness of air conditioning. Many air conditioning units today were installed years ago, and do not operate anywhere near the energy standard that modern units are held to. If possible, sometimes the best thing you can do is simply replace your AC.