Let’s Go Green
Tacoma, WA Energy-Efficient HVAC and Green Solutions Specialists
Did you know that air conditioning could account for almost 50 percent of the total energy you use in the summer months? Also, the emissions from your heating and cooling unit can impact our local air quality for the worse. Updating to high efficiency HVAC equipment is a great way to be kind to the environment and reduce your carbon footprint without drastically changing your lifestyle.
You don’t have to sweat it out in the summer or freeze all winter to go green with Morehart Heating & Air. Our team is here to help you find solutions that keep you comfortable, are eco-friendly, and even save you money by cutting down on usage, not temperature control! You can reduce your energy consumption by 20 to 50 percent just by making a few small changes. It’s true that some products are deceptively “green,” but with our professional guidance, you can trust we’ll recommend only the products we’ve personally tested to show a measurable improvement on savings and energy consumption. Here are a few things we can discuss during your free consultation to get you more for your money.
Install a programmable thermostat
Programmable thermostats save on energy costs by allowing you to set the temperature based on the electric company’s peak hour charges and your own work schedule. Using a programmable thermostat takes the wear and tear off your heating and cooling system compared to operating at full blast 24/7 or manually cycling the system. Today, many high-tech thermostats integrate with your smartphone via Wi-Fi for remote-control access—and they aren’t as expensive as you might think.
Most homes in the greater Puget Sound area lack proper insulation. Poor insulation can lead to premature failure of your heating and cooling system caused by extra strain on the unit to control the temperature. By installing proper insulation in your attic, you can reduce your average energy consumption by up to 20 percent and simultaneously cut down on ambient noise. Morehart Heating & Air installs only formaldehyde-free, high-efficiency insulation with minimal settling that comes with a limited lifetime warranty.
Heating and cooling system efficiency
If your heating and cooling system is over five years old, its efficiency ratings are most likely below the current federal standards, and you’ll see the outdated technology reflected in higher energy bills each month. To get the most efficiency for what you already have, regular preventative maintenance services are highly recommended. If it is time for an efficiency upgrade for your home, our professional HVAC technicians can help educate you on the best high-efficiency products within your budget.
Zoning your heating and cooling system by sections through larger homes and offices can reduce electric bills by up to 30 percent. Creating a “zone” simply means setting up your HVAC system with the controls to only heat and cool the rooms in your home that are used the most. The rest of the space will use dampers to shut off the airflow to unused areas until they are needed. Also, placing thermostats in every room (instead of the hallways) keeps more accurate temperatures and allows you to program the system according to your needs.