How to make your Air Conditioning Green

Trying to make your air conditioning green is one of the most difficult things people face with air con units. Air conditioning runs on electricity, so is not an eco-friendly way of cooling your home if you get your electricity from the grid.

Most of us are concerned about the environment and we’re trying to reduce our carbon footprints. So how can you reduce the emissions your air conditioning produces?

Go off-grid

Possibly the best way to make your air conditioning green is to stop powering it with electricity from the grid. The majority of electricity from the grid comes from fossil fuels which are contributing to the depletion of the ozone layer.

You can stop using fossil fuels to power your air conditioning by using solar panels to power it. The popularity of solar panels means that costs to install them have decreased significantly and you can now get a system to power most of your household appliances for as little as £4,000.

Get an efficient air conditioner

Air conditioning units have a SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) rating, which determines how much cooling a system puts out per unit of energy it consumes. When you’re looking for an air conditioning unit, check the SEER rating and make sure that it is highly energy efficient.

You might have to spend more on an energy efficient air conditioner, but in the long run it will save you money as you’ll spend a lot less on your energy bills, whether you power it with solar or not.

Remove toxins from the air

A way to keep your home’s environment free from nasties is to use air cleaners and purifiers. Air conditioners are notoriously bad for recycling bacteria-filled air, so purifiers will remove toxic gases, allergens and mould that can cause health problems like asthma.

If you’re ready to upgrade to a green air conditioning unit, fill in our form and we’ll put you in touch with up to 4 air conditioning engineers who will be able to give you a competitive quote.

How to make your Air Conditioning Green
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Emily Rivers

Emily Rivers works for Quotatis as a Content and Social Media Executive. She informs customers of the latest developments in a range of products so they can make the best choice for their homes. For more information about Emily visit her Google+ profile.