Technology is constantly changing the way we go about our daily routines. In the HVAC industry, this means greater convenience and comfort for homeowners than ever before. In addition, a new interest in sustainable energy means a greater appreciation for all that technology can enhance. If you’re looking to lower your carbon footprint in your Annapolis, Maryland, home, without compromising comfort, here are a few green technologies to consider.
Hot Water Recirculator
While on-demand water heaters aren’t new to the industry, a hot water recirculator is a novel idea that combines the concept of on-demand heating with a traditional system. However, it wastes less energy than previous systems. This recirculator pump attaches to the cold and hot water lines. As you wait for the water to get to the right temperature, the pump sends cold water back to heater instead of wasting it down the drain.
Geothermal Heating and Cooling
Geothermal energy is another older concept that has become more popular thanks to its efficiency and low monthly cost. Underground, temperatures stay at a relatively constant temperature, hovering around 55 degrees Fahrenheit. With a geothermal system, homeowners can harness this energy. Using an underground network of pipes, water circulates through the loops, acting on the surrounding air to provide heat or air conditioning. The result is a markedly more efficient way to heat and cool the home.
Quiet Duct Wrap
Like the concept of geothermal heating and cooling, duct wrap has been around for decades. Used to seal gaps in ductwork while also providing insulation, duct wrap is beneficial and used in many residential and commercial buildings. However, Quiet-Duct Wrap is changing the industry for the better. Made from recycled denim that’s diverted from landfills, this duct wrap contains no volatile organic compounds or irritants, making it a green and improved option over traditional duct wrap.
When it comes to improving your home’s efficiency, green technologies are a viable alternative. If you’re looking to upgrade or learn more about available technologies, make sure to call Coastal Heating and Air Conditioning Co., Inc. today at 410-919-0110.
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