There are several options available, including Eco-friendly air purification, recycling Freon and maintaining your unit’s energy efficiency.
Eco-Friendly Air Purification
One of the simplest ways to improve indoor air quality is to filter it. HEPA quality air filters can be installed throughout your home or inside of the air conditioner itself. Other options for keeping your home clean is applying biocides inside of the ducts or air conditioner to kill mold and mildew or use UV lights to kill germs in the air. An AC company should know Eco-friendly ways to kill mold and mildew without adding toxic chemicals to your home’s air. UV lights, when properly installed, are a chemical-free, green way to kill mold, mildew and germs.
There are a few AC companies that can recover Freon instead of removing and then disposing of it. How is recovering Freon an eco-friendly option for your home or business?
Using re-covered Freon means that it is not wasted by being sent for disposal, while avoiding the need to change refrigerants or install a new AC that can run off of environmentally friendly refrigerants. And since the Clean Air Act says it is illegal to knowingly vent Freon into the atmosphere, deliberately re-covering the Freon prevents environmental infractions. During the recovery process, the hoses are checked, reducing the odds of a future refrigerant leak.
Both the limited supply and the high taxes on legal CFCs raise their cost. Using my own re-covered Freon avoids the cost of disposing of the old Freon and avoids the cost of buying more CFC refrigerant. Using Freon recovered from an AC is cheaper than replacing the air conditioner and buying Eco-friendly refrigerant or revamping the system to handle a more Eco-friendly refrigerant. Furthermore, recycling Freon when re-charging the air conditioner removes most contaminants trapped in the refrigerant. This in turn reduces the odds of the unit breaking down later while extending the life of the equipment.
Maintaining System Efficiency
If your AC is dirty, the condenser may not be able to cool down the air enough to keep the home comfortable. The unit then runs longer than necessary to cool down your home. A similar problem arises when the air flow into or out the unit is restricted, causing the unit to work harder to move cooled air. Hiring an AC company to maintain your air conditioner can reduce its electricity draw up to 30%. Proper maintenance also extends the operational life of the equipment, delaying the time until the unit needs to be replaced.