Green Practices and Initiatives

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Comfort Engineers is an environmentally conscious company that believes that energy conservation is very important for our future. In today’s climate of energy woes it is very important to all of us that we try to reduce the amount of energy that we use. If it is more efficient heating and cooling products, insulated ductwork or using renewable energy sources, we can help save you energy.

Green HVAC incorporates practices that significantly reduce or eliminate adverse environmental impacts. Green HVAC increases the efficient use of energy, environmental, and human resources. Improvements in efficiency directly translate into economic benefits.

Using energy more efficiently:

  • reduces operating costs over the life of the building
  • reduces the cost-per-unit on manufactured goods and services
  • enhances resale and lease value of real estate and
  • extends useful life of equipment.

Reducing environmental impacts:

  • decreases waste materials and disposal costs
  • decreases waste water and water usage costs
  • decreases chemical use and disposal costs
  • encourages recycling and reuse of materials
  • develops markets for locally produced materials
  • saves on transportation, and
  • reduces emissions.

Improving your indoor environment produces healthier places to work and increases productivity.

Energy Star

Buying ENERGY STAR products saves money on utility bills and protects the environment. ENERGY STAR is a government-backed guarantee that the appliance you buy meets strict efficiency standards. That’s a big plus for households with heating and cooling systems, which are big energy users.

The EPA says that if one in ten households bought ENERGY STAR heating and cooling products, the change would keep 17 billion poinds of pollution out of the air. ENERGY STAR products include thermostats, boilers, heat pumps and air conditioners, among other items. You pay a little more upfront, but can save thousands of dollars in utility bills over the service life of the product.

Homeowners can do their part to keep ENERGY STAR products running smoothly. Hire qualified professionals, like Comfort Engineers, to size and install heating and cooling systems. When buying a new air conditioner, consider an ENERGY STAR unit. It will be more efficient and lower energy costs.

Replacing a 10-year-old room air conditioner with a new ENERGY STAR air conditioner can save an average of $14 per month on your electric bill. ENERGY STAR air conditioners use at least 10 percent less energy than conventional models. They often have timers for temperature control. Air conditioners that use less energy produce less pollution and save money on energy costs.

ENERGY STAR air conditioners must meet specific standards on SEER ratings, an industry measure of efficiency. Look for SEER ratings in the high teens. The maximum SEER rating is 20.

According to the US Department of Energy, HVAC in the United States uses almost one-third of our annual energy consumption for the heating, ventilation and air conditioning of our homes and businesses.

To learn more, please visit the following websites:
Energy.gov
Consumer Reports