What should I consider first?
First thing, yes! There are green energy HVAC systems available on the market today and we can help with finding and installing one. It’s very important that any new potential clients first ask a few important questions to help them decide what will be the best fit for them.
- What realistic expectations should there be from this type of equipment?
- Is my decision solely driven by a desire to be greener?
- Will these systems work in my home?
- What about installation, what limitations are there?
- What is my budget?
- What about the cost, is there any return on my investment?
- Is return on investment or money savings my primary motivation?
These are also questions our home comfort professionals will be asking you. It’s important for our clients to have realistic expectations with respect to how this equipment will perform, what costs are associated and what the installation of these units will require.
Installation is very important
Installation factors for Greener equipment are very important. A site visit is a necessity. Many of these products are 100% electrically driven. Greener in our minds means vastly reduced or no burning of fossil fuels. Therefore, installation factors in the home such as your electrical systems, physical size and performance variables across different models need to be carefully considered. Our home comfort experts will assess these factors and provide you with available options to suit your application.
What about ROI?
Return on investment from green HVAC systems can sometimes be hard to quantify. Financially every situation is different and could yield great ROI results, lower results or none at all. A major factor affecting the ROI of green HVAC systems in the GTA is heating with natural gas. Natural Gas is inexpensive and most gas burning equipment is comparatively lower in price. Comparing greener equipment against other fossil fuels such as propane and oil are much easier to see returns as those fuels are costly.
If you look at the investment in terms of environmental responsibility, then the return on your investment is a lower carbon foot print, more energy efficiency and the satisfaction that you are doing your part to help be a more eco-conscious consumer.