Happy Arbor Day to tree lovers everywhere. As we celebrate the trees providing our breathable environment this April 27, it’s the perfect time to reflect on what we can do to turn things green. Arbor Day celebrates trees helping to keep our air and water clean, slowing the progression of climate change and are even shown to ease poverty and hunger, prevent species loss and make us happier. While Arbor Day is associated with trees, there are many ways to up the green in our lives this year. This Arbor Day, take a look at your central heating and air system for ways to improve the environment around you.
Increase the efficiency of your central heating and air system, reduce your energy expenses this Arbor Day!
Landscaping Ups Your Curb Appeal and Your Indoor Comfort
From shade trees to shrubbery to ground cover, your landscaping efforts can make your lawn look amazing and keep your home cooler. Strategically-placed shade trees like deodar cedar (which also give off a pleasant scent), Leyland cypress and weeping hemlock can create an evergreen landscape helping your home stay cooler this summer. For a deeper level of shade and coverage, consider planting the Native American sycamore, corkscrew willow or Lombardy poplar. Give your central heating and air system a hand this Arbor Day by planting your favorite shade trees.
Consider an upgrade to a high-efficiency system
One of the best ways to get the most of your central heating and air system is to upgrade to a high-efficiency model. Today’s more technically-advanced and efficient central heating and cooling systems can help save on energy bills as well as leave a smaller carbon footprint overall.
Here’s how the efficiency of an air conditioner is calculated: the SEER rating for older air conditioner systems are typically rated at a SEER of 10 or less. SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio and consists of the ratio of the cooling units produced divided by the amount of electricity used. The higher this number, the better the air conditioner’s efficiency. The latest models on the market today can have a SEER of 23 or greater which could reduce your power consumption by 25 percent or more.
Little Actions Add Up
Look for creative ways to save trees and improve the environment wherever you can. Even small things like paperless billing and banking can save a huge amount of paper waste each year.
On Arbor Day and year-round, Stiles Heating & Cooling is your source for the very best in HVAC service. Since 1974, we’ve provided customer-centric services to Athens and the surrounding neighborhoods. Count on us for central heating and air repairs, comprehensive maintenance as well as new installations. Our technicians are industry certified, experienced and professional. If you are looking for ways to make your home life greener, just contact us for a consultation, and we’ll lend our expertise to your needs.