There are many benefits that come with the use of natural HVAC refrigerants. The biggest of these, perhaps, is the long-term energy savings. A more efficient system is a less costly system. However, the savings down the road can be hard for a person to justify when looking at the differences in the upfront price tags. So, retailers report that they continue to have trouble selling the natural refrigerant options.
The answer, of course, is to make these options more affordable to the end user. In order to do that, there are many utility operations that have started offering incentives for the adaptation of natural refrigerants. In some cases, those incentives are paying off. There are also professional engineering teams that are able to audit commercial and industrial buildings to determine exactly how much money could be saved over the lifetime of the refrigerant, as well the payoff period.
Making systems more energy efficient has to be the goal these days. Whether in the residential, commercial or industrial sector, the need for energy efficiency is quickly realized. It is better for the environment, of course, which is a major concern these days. However, there is also the cost savings to consider, and as millions try to rebound after the recession, any and all savings are considered precious.
The need for controls has also grown significantly over the past 10 years, and the push is on to adapt HVAC systems with newer controls in order to maximize energy efficiency out of the existing system. Also some systems can be upgraded with newer refrigerants, if some of the components are compatible with the refrigerant. This means savings for the owner, due to better control of the system, and a greener footprint due to more environmentally-friendly refrigerants being used. And, the tools to do the job can be found at SRP Controls.