New Air Conditioning and Air Cleaning Protecting the Environment and Saving Energy
With the serious problems affecting our environment today, many people are wondering how they can control the temperature of their indoor environments without continuing to deplete the natural environment. Air conditioners have long been a source of environmental pollution with the prolonged use of damaging artificial refrigerants that wreak havoc on our delicate atmosphere. Now that 'green' building has become so popular, the heating and cooling industry has begun to offer an array of widely available, environmentally friendly air conditioners for both residential and commercial use. By replacing the old-fashioned cooling systems of yesterday with the innovative air conditioning and air cleaning systems of today, we can substantially reduce the amount of damage done by our desire for indoor climate control.
Air conditioning products cool the indoor environment to a comfortable temperature in hot weather, providing an enjoyable and temperate climate in which to function. Appliance efficiency is one of the biggest factors to consider today, and the total efficiency of an air conditioning unit is indicated by the SEER rating, which indicates the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. This rating is mandated by the government, can range between 10 and 17, and the higher the number, the more efficient the air conditioner. Many well known and respected heating and cooling companies offer high-efficiency air conditioning models for the public consumer. Choose a manufacturer that you trust and check out the range of SEER ratings on their available air conditioning units.
The type of cooling system that air conditioning units use depends on the climate. For instance, in the Midwest where it is typically humid and warm in the summer, forced air AC units are used, but in the Southwest, where the climate is dry and hot, evaporative units are used, which are generally environmentally friendly by their very nature, using a very natural technology by cooling and evaporating plain water into the air. This method is very effective in such an environment.
While a highly efficient air conditioner may mean more cost up front, a consumer will save even more in the long term with reduced monthly energy costs. In addition to air conditioners with a high SEER rating that are still powered by the local electric company, there are other alternatives, such as solar powered air conditioners and even newer technologies are still in the works and being developed and tested everyday using a wide array of environmentally friendly, natural and non toxic materials.
Another way to keep the immediate environment friendly is through the use of air cleaners and purifiers, which remove toxic gases, allergens and harmful molds and bacteria from the air by implementing powerful filters and air exchange systems to reduce negative effects on the body and the surrounding physical environment. Many of these air cleaners incorporate natural materials, such as organic cotton filters, into their construction while eliminating harmful dyes and chemicals. There are some very unconventional, highly efficient and completely environmentally friendly air cleaners and purifiers available today, some that even require no conventional electricity to work!
The wide availability of environmentally friendly air conditioning and air cleaning products today is truly astounding and is expanding all the time. Information on the many different and earth friendly products available can be found everywhere, and soon, the damaging technology of early climate control units will be a thing of the past.