Over the last several years HVAC manufacturers have come a long way to help protect our environment. Energy efficiency and environmentally friendly replacement refrigerants have greatly impacted our industry. Since 1991 United Technologies/Carrier® has been integrating sustainability into their business strategy. Air Expert has been a Carrier® Factory Authorized Dealer since 1995 and we fully support Carrier®’s efforts to reduce the effects of greenhouse gas and phase-out ozone-depleting refrigerants.
Houston Go Green Initiatives
In Houston, Texas the typical lifespan of an air conditioning condensing unit is about 12 years. If you’re A/C unit is over 10 years old or still utilizes the R22 ozone depleting “Freon” refrigerant, we ask you to consider upgrading to new high efficiency environmentally friendly equipment. At 10 years old the A/C unit will no longer have parts or labor warranties and equipment breakdowns are more frequent and expensive. New high-efficiency equipment will save on your energy costs and you will be helping the environment at the same time. That is a Win-Win proposition. At Air Expert, we recycle all old refrigerants and HVAC equipment/scrap.
Carrier®’s Commitment To Green
Carrier®’s commitment to green, energy-saving technology can also be seen at its own manufacturing plants. Recently, Carrier’s newest plant located in Monterrey, Mexico won a LEED Gold Certification from the US Green Building Council. The plant, which has 6 assembly lines manufacturing commercial rooftop units, features the following green accomplishments:
Water usage was reduced by 96 percent or 1.2 million gallons per year
Only recycled water is used for toilets and landscaping
A green cleaning policy means fewer harsh chemicals are used to clean inside the building and maintain the grounds