Homeowners today are seeking ways to maximize efficiency in their homes in attempt to reduce the environmental impact and keep operational costs down. The HVAC industry is responding to the growing trend with an emphasis on high efficiency heating and cooling systems that are not only environmentally friendly, but can help you save money on energy bills while keeping your home as warm or cool as you want it.
To learn more about Michael Bonsby HVAC & Plumbing’s green HVAC solutions, available to residents of Maryland and Washington, DC, contact us today—call (301) 990-7970 or fill out an online contact form to get started.
The HVAC Industry’s Move toward Eco-Friendly Heating & Cooling
We hear more and more everyday about “going green” and how we can help the environment. In our industry, we are also seeing equipment manufacturers focusing more on the higher efficiency units.
As of January 2010, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has regulated that all equipment manufactured must use R-410a refrigerant, which unlike other refrigerants, does not contribute to ozone depletion. The older units that use Freon or R-22 will still be able to be serviced, and the R-22 refrigerant will be manufactured until 2020. However, the cost for R-22 refrigerant is projected to rise over the next 10 years and does. Unlike R-22, the R-410a refrigerant does not contribute to ozone completion; it also reduces power consumption, with a much lower impact on global warming.
The EPA has some good information on ways to save money and help the environment at the same time. Learn more about how getting a green heating or air conditioning system will help you save money and the environment at the same time!
New Green Heating and Cooling Systems Available to Save Money and Increase Comfort Level
Heat Pump Systems
At Michael Bonsby HVAC & Plumbing, we want to help you get the best in green heating and cooling systems so you can enjoy greater comfort for less. We use the latest eco-friendly HVAC systems by Sanyo (Eco-i) that are able to heat and cool your home in a way that you never thought possible. We can install a heat pump system that will heat without the use of an auxiliary heat package, and we can set the system up in zones to give you complete control over your home’s heating using ducted and wall mounted units in the same system.
|We are excited about the Sanyo “Inverter Technology”||This is a ducted unit in the Sanyo Eco-i system in a new home.|
Green Boilers and Indirect Water Heaters
We also install high efficiency gas boilers and indirect water heaters. You can get a 95 percent AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) gas boiler with a modulating gas valve and install a “Smart Tank” on the same system. These boilers operate on an as-needed basis. They will modulate from 20 to 100 percent. When you connect an indirect water heater, we can prioritize your domestic hot water so you will always have plenty for your showers and sinks, while still doing your part for the environment.
This is the Triangle Tube Prestige Solo 110 Condensing Gas Boiler with 95 percent AFUE. It is connected to a Smart 50 indirect water heater. A standard atmospheric boiler, on the other hand, typically has an AFUE between 65 and 81 percent. The difference is that when it calls for heat you get all of the BTU’s at once. With the Triangle Tube Prestige Solo 110 Condensing Gas Boiler, you can keep your beloved radiators and still get a very efficient boiler.
Contact Us for Green HVAC Solutions in Maryland & DC
Interested in learning more about how to save money while helping the environment? Michael Bonsby HVAC & Plumbing offers green heating and cooling systems for homes and offices throughout the Maryland and Washington, DC area. Contact us today for more information on our eco-friendly HVAC solutions!