In the Rocky Mountain Institute report, Solving the Global Cooling Challenge: How to Counter the Climate Threat from Room Air Conditioners, the analysis suggests that ‘rapid scaling and adoption of a residential cooling solution that has five times less climate impact (a 5X solution) would prevent up to 100 gigatons of CO2-equivalent emissions by 2050 and help mitigate up to 0.5°C in global warming by the end of the century.’
Change your HVAC filters every month.
Dirty filters are not good for your HVAC systems as they restrict airflow and reduce efficiency, as well as reducing air quality and increase the likelihood of maintenance being required. One month might seem quite frequent and costly, but it’s worth it for the energy savings. At the very least, a quarterly change and check-up should be performed by a professional.
Work with an HVAC contractor that pays attention to sustainability
Getting an HVAC contractor into your business is a good idea, as their knowledge and skills will come in handy for efficiency and longevity. When looking for a contractor, probe them about sustainability and see who knows the most.
Invest in upgrades
By either retrofitting your existing system or upgrading parts, you are going to end up with an HVAC that performs better for your building and your business. This is a service offered by quality HVAC contractors, so like point 2, find yourself a good one who cares about sustainability! Efficiency can be improved by up to 20% by replacing some of the key parts.