The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating & Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Has Updated the Green Standard - What This Means for Your Maricamp, FL Home
In January 2012, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating & Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) published a report outlining steps to reduce the use of natural energy sources. The report included such topics as indoor air quality, efficient use of water, site sustainability, energy efficiency, and environmental impact on materials, resources, and the atmosphere. Most of the guidelines published in the ASHRAE report are voluntary for Maricamp, FL homeowners, because many of the guidelines were geared toward business and commercial property owners. However, upgrading to more energy efficient options for your air conditioning and heating system offers many benefits.
Some of the most popular voluntary energy efficiency upgrades you could choose for your Maricamp, FL home include geothermal heating, radiant barrier attic insulation, and a hydronic heating system. These new methods make better use of natural energy sources, more so than the systems many Maricamp, FL homeowners are currently using. For example, geothermal heating is a method of providing warm and cool air by harvesting air that is six to eight feet below the surface of your property. Utilizing this air is ideal because it remains at a stable temperature throughout the year. The air is delivered to your home through a system of underground tubing. Hydronic heating is sometimes referred to as radiant floor heating, and it works when a hot water heater and a set of tubing is placed underneath the floor boards of your home. The heat rises and distributes itself more evenly than typical forced air heating. Finally, radiant barrier attic insulation reduces the heat that reaches your attic by up to 95 percent.
If you are interested in reducing your own effect on the environment as well as your operating costs, our air conditioning and heating repair and installation technicians in Maricamp, FL can help you choose the right upgrades. Our experienced technicians can help you choose upgrades that will best suit your needs and help you achieve the comfort levels you desire, all while lowering your utility bills as a result.