All of us should understand our social responsibilities. Earlier, we have not bestowed enough attention on our environment and that is why our planet faces the threats of pollution and ecological imbalances. We should therefore take steps to protect our environment and also our planet. One of the best ways is to go green with eco friendly central air conditioning.
We should keep the following few points in mind if we decide to move in this direction.
- Nowadays, we get environment-friendly air conditioners. So, we should stop using normal units and switch to these environment-friendly central air conditioning units. We should choose air conditioners with good SEER ratings. The governments have also fixed specific Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio standards or SEER standards for ensuring environmental protection. So, we should go in for Energy Star certified air conditioners with the SEER standards fixed by the government. If we switch to these air conditioning units, the emissions from them will be much less.
- Another advantage from choosing such eco-friendly central air conditioning units is that our energy bills will also come down by more than 30 per cent. In other words, we will be protecting the environment by using less energy also.
- We should get our central air conditionier unit installed by a competent contractor. The point that is being emphasized here is that wrong installation may also lead to excessive energy consumption. Wrong installation may not only increase our energy bills but may lead to wastage of this precious resource called ‘energy’.
- We should not ignore the importance of proper insulation of our home because if the insulation is defective, our air conditioners will have to over-work and this may also result in energy wastage.
- If we take steps to have more plants and trees around our home, our central air conditioner unit will cool the building more quickly. So, we will be saving a lot on energy usage.
- If we set the thermostat of our unit one or two degrees higher, we will be using less energy. This may also help us in saving power. Likewise, when we go out, we should not turn off the central air conditioning unit. We should set the thermostat a few degrees above the normal temperature. So, when we return and re-set the thermostat, the unit will not take much time to cool our home.
- We should clean the filters of our central air conditioning unit periodically. Otherwise, they will gather dust and the air that comes out of the unit may not be clean and pure. So, to keep the environment clean, we should change the filters of our unit once a month.
- The place where your air conditioner plant is installed at your home should be neat and tidy so that dust and debris do not enter the system. The place should be cool also. These small steps will go a long way in using less energy.
If we follow these steps, we can proudly say that we have gone green with our eco friendly air conditioning system.