Reducing Greenhouse Gases

Reducing Greenhouse Gases

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According to the U.S. Department of Energy, it is estimated that 40% of all U.S. CO2 emissions result from the demand for heating, cooling, and hot water1. While the same study has not been conducted locally, the findings are an alarming indicator that heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems are a large contributor of greenhouse gas emissions regardless of geographic location.

Your commercial and/or residential HVAC system is most likely one of your facility’s largest consumers of energy, which increases costs; and, beyond the source of electricity, your building’s largest contributor to environmental damage through unnecessary emissions. However, with careful thought, planning and action, these harmful emissions can be significantly reduced while at the same time reducing costs. Some of the key factors to consider and address are as follows:

Install Energy Efficient Systems

Replacing/Installing heating and cooling equipment with modern, energy efficient equipment can reduce energy use by as much as 50%2, in addition to significantly reducing unnecessary CO2 emissions.

Setting Energy Efficient Temperatures

Setting HVAC systems to an optimal, energy efficient temperature – such as 78⁰F in the summer and 68⁰F in the winter – will ensure that you’re heating and cooling systems are not wasting energy and money or emitting extra, unnecessary greenhouse gases.

Regular Preventative Maintenance

To ensure your HVAC system is running at optimal efficiency, a regularly scheduled maintenance plan should be developed and executed. The plan will ensure your system’s longevity and efficiency along with ensuring your system is as friendly to the environment as possible.

At AIRCARE, we specialise in the latest energy efficient systems from the world’s leading manufacturers such as Daikin and Midea, and preventative HVAC maintenance, both of which will result in the reduction of potential issues, emissions, operating costs, and unexpected emergencies.

To minimise emissions and maximise efficiency, AIRCARE works with clients to determine their needs and takes a measured approach that includes full building energy audits and recommendations, integrated building system design, installation, testing and energy management and building automation systems. Once a system has been agreed, AIRCARE technicians can take care of full system management, testing and certification, create custom controls, alarms and notifications and provide detailed energy usage analysis and reports which ensures proven cost savings.

For more information on how to improve your HVAC efficiency visit aircare.bm or call 292-7342. 

1 https://www.eia.gov/environment/emissions/carbon/

2 https://www.regulations.doe.gov/eecompass

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