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Eco friendly air conditioning

What makes A/C eco-friendly ?

Air Conditioners are eco-friendly systems that use electricity to draw energy from the environment – such as air or the earth – and transfer it directly into your home. A perfect source of heating/cooling, air conditioning units do not harm the o-zone layer.

As global temperatures rise, air conditioning has become a popular choice for an increasing number of households and offices. Eco air conditioning can help to reduce your carbon footprint and also lower energy costs. Investing in an eco-friendly air conditioner has a number of benefits:


Reduces energy costs – Reduced energy usage equals cheaper energy bills. Air conditioning units have been upgraded considerably over the years and now use much less energy than earlier versions. In addition, newer units are more compact, meaning the amount of electricity used to run them is reduced.

The upfront cost of an aircon unit can be expensive, but a modern system should pay for itself by the reduction in energy prices.


Reliable, long lasting system – Modern aircon units are much more reliable than older versions. An up to date system can increase the life span of your air conditioning units in addition to giving you a longer warranty in some cases.


Quieter – Air conditioning units can be known for producing some noise, especially split system units, which have both an outdoor unit and an indoor unit. The outdoor unit does produce some noise, but modern units are much quieter and you’ll barely notice the sound when it’s working. 


Reduces harmful emissions - With a sustainable air conditioning system, you actually reduce the amount of energy released into the environment. Heat pumps, for example, don’t generate any cool air themselves. This prevents the need to give off any harmful emissions, meaning it’s much safer for the environment.


Legislation – Current regulations mean that it is now a requirement for all air conditioning systems to be inspected regularly. This inspection must be carried out by a qualified assessor, and you must update your inspection documentation every five years. 


Eco-Friendly Air Conditioning Tips

Eco-friendly air conditioning units are becoming more widespread as manufacturers are phasing out ozone-damaging refrigerants in order to meet new government regulations.

There are also a number of technological innovations that make AC units more environmentally friendly. 


Whether you’re purchasing air con units for the first time, or looking to improve the efficiency of current versions, here are some ways to make your air conditioning units greener.


1. Size Matters 

An aircon unit that is too small or not powerful enough will use more energy to do the same job as a larger unit. It’s important to select the right size of unit to effectively balance the hot air drawn in from the room with the cooled air that’s pumped out. Whilst purchasing a smaller unit might be more affordable, in the long term it will cost you a lot more in energy bills and increase your carbon footprint.


2. Regular maintenance 

Like a boiler, there are certain tasks that will keep your air conditioning in peak condition. Some tasks, such as changing and cleaning the filters, can be done yourself, but it is important to have your air conditioning unit serviced by a professional at least once a year. Maintaining your air conditioner regularly will keep it running efficiently, reducing energy bills and minimising your energy usage long term. 


3. Programmable thermostats

The majority of modern air conditioning units can be controlled via remote control or a mobile phone app, allowing you to stay in complete control. In addition, you can install programmable thermostats to prevent your unit being left on left on and using energy unnecessarily. 


4. Replace old, inefficient air con units

If your air conditioning unit was installed over seven years ago, it is likely that it’s no longer running at peak efficiency and should be upgraded. When replacing an aircon unit, you should always select a highly rated unit to avoid additional energy costs. 


5. Choose ductless, split system units

Split system aircon units are installed in the room in which they’re required, allowing you to manage the climate of each individual room. This gives you much more control over which rooms are being cooled or heated and avoid using more energy than necessary.


If you’d like to know more about the environmental benefits of an air conditioning unit, get in touch with us.



running costs

aircon running costs may be less than you think!


The cost of running an air conditioning unit is determined by a number of factors, including the size of unit, its output, and the layout and size of your property. 

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