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26 Apr, 2024
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What Is The Most Sustainable Heating And Cooling System?

As climate change intensifies, the demand for sustainable heating and cooling systems is rising. Fortunately, new technologies allow you to stay comfortable indoors while reducing your carbon footprint. 

The most sustainable heating and cooling solutions often depend on your specific location and climate. Here are some examples to consider:

1. Hydronic heating

In Australia, the power and heat sector is the largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, accounting for more than 40% of the total emissions.

Hydronic heating is an eco-friendly alternative for home heating. It circulates warm water through sealed pipes, allowing heat to radiate gently and evenly throughout a room. Water conducts heat better and retains it longer, meaning the system requires less energy to maintain a comfortable temperature, reducing energy consumption. 

Unlike forced-air systems that can circulate dust and allergens throughout a property, hydronic heating uses pumps to move water, instead of fans or blowers to push air. This contributes to better indoor air quality, which is healthier for residents and reduces the need for air filters and other consumables.

2. Evaporative cooling

Evaporative cooling is a sustainable alternative to traditional air conditioning. Unlike conventional systems, evaporative coolers do not use harmful refrigerants that can damage the ozone layer.  Instead, it uses water evaporation to cool air, reducing energy usage and lowering carbon emissions that contribute to climate change, air pollution and depletion of natural resources.

Evaporative cooling systems operate by drawing warm outside air into the unit, where it passes over water-soaked pads. As the water evaporates, the air cools. This process also traps dust, pollen and other allergens, effectively circulating cleaner, fresher air throughout the space. 

Evaporative cooling is most effective in hot, dry and low-humidity climates. These systems require open windows or doors to allow hot indoor air to escape and cooled air to enter. 

3. Ducted gas heating

Ducted gas heating efficiently distributes warm air from a single central unit to multiple rooms. This system uses natural gas or propane, which are cleaner-burning fuels compared to oil or coal. As a result, ducted gas systems produce fewer greenhouse gas emissions and pollutants.

A key advantage of ducted gas heating is its ability to provide consistent heating output regardless of external temperatures. This contrasts with reverse cycle heaters, which can lose efficiency in extremely cold weather. This consistency not only enhances comfort but also leads to greater energy savings for homeowners, especially in regions experiencing harsh winters. 

Trust Atlantis Projex for sustainable heating and cooling solutions

By investing in eco-friendly heating and cooling systems, you cut down on energy costs and contribute to a healthier planet.

At Atlantis Projex, we provide sustainable heating and cooling systems across the ACT and surrounding areas. Choose from ducted gas, evaporative coolers and split air conditioners tailored to your unique needs. Get in touch with us today for a free quote.