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Conserve Energy with Efficient HVACs

As we become more and more conscious about the environment, we want to do our part in helping Mother Nature. HVAC systems are an important part of any household but they are, unfortunately, a big expense month after month. From cooling on a hot summer day or keeping you warm on a freezing Winnipeg night, HVACs can consume quite a bit of energy and hurt the environment in the process. Luckily, we at East Side Ventilation, a leading heating and cooling company in Winnipeg, know the importance of saving you money and cleaning up the world one household at a time. Here are a few efficient ways to reduce energy consumption with your HVAC.

Forced Air Systems

In the past, water heating was a standard heating method for households. Today, forced air can pull double duty for air conditioning and heating. Some great benefits come from this method.

  • Better air conditioning effect
  • Energy savings of up to 15-20%
  • Even conditioning

A slight drawback can be the installation cost, but it is well worth it for the money you will save in the long run.

Zoned Heating

Another great method to save on energy is to introduce zoned heating into central heating systems. This allows a more granular application of heat. Multiple thermostats control zones, which lead to greater control of your energy consumption. In water heating systems, for example, the thermostats control zone valves, and zone dampers inside the vents control forced air systems. These types of methods can give you greater control over your heat. There is no point to heat a room if no one is using it.

Geothermal Pump

A big advantage of geothermal pumps is that instead of using heat found in outside air, they rely on the more stable and even heat of the earth to provide heat, air conditioning and also hot water. The temperature found inside the earth usually only ranges from 7 to 24°C. Why is that good you ask? Well imagine a hot summer day, the temperature is around 30°C. Instead of taking the hot air and converting it into air conditioned air for your home, you can just dip below ground where the temperature might be around 10°C. This way, your cooling system doesn’t consume as much energy.

Determining the Best System for Your Home

Not every system will work for you. The key is to find the right option that fits your needs. Depending on what you might already have installed, East Side Ventilation can help provide some great advice on improving your energy consumption. While we are at it, we will perform necessary repairs and improvements to your existing HVAC. So whenever you might have issues with your HVAC in Winnipeg, contact us for a free sales estimate within 24 hours of your call.