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Question DetailsAsked on 6/6/2011

Heathier HVAC

We need a new HVAC unit. Should we look into what might be out there that could be better for the environment and for our health?

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A geothermal system may be right for you. Since geothermal units don't draw air from outside like traditional HVAC units, allergens such as pollen won't be sucked into your home. Geothermal heat pumps use heat from the ground to warm or cool your house. Many geothermal heat pumps are Energy Star-rated, which means they use less energy than other units and may qualify for a tax refund.

Answered 9 years ago by Angie's List


Get a contractor who uses the "Energy Star Quality Installation Guidelines."

Most contractors will probably not want to do this becuase it takes 2x linger to do the install, and a lot more detailed knowledge.

For a consumer this type of install is the best thing that can be done.

We do it on every install. We routinely save customers 50% on the heating cooling costs, and make the home way more comfortable.

Chris Cadwell
Efficient Air Conditioning
Las Vegas Nevada

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Answered 9 years ago by chris


What you should actually look for is an HVAC expert company who you feel confident in. That person will ask you questions, and match systems to fit your home, combined with what you want, and offer a few different price ranges of options for you to choose what is right for you. Do not choose geothermal, gas, heat pump, or any other type from someone on the computer. People on here will sell you on what they like, or toward their agenda. Find the most trusted contractor in your area, and take their advice.

Answered 9 years ago by GlennJr


Replacing less efficient HVAC equipment with newer, more efficient equipment can yield operating cost reductions. According to the EPA, replacing components of a less efficient HVAC system typically cuts energy costs by about 20 percent.

Improving HVAC systems also promotes a healthier environment for employees. Improved filtration technology decreases the amount of particulates and biocontaminants, such as fungus, mold, and viruses. More efficient HVAC systems are also more effective at filtering out nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, sulfur oxides, and other air pollutants.


Answered 8 years ago by Canaduct

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