Installing Environmentally-Friendly Heating and Cooling Equipment

Mt. Rose HVAC is the premier eco-friendly heating, ventilation and air-conditioning experts in Reno.  We know that HVAC is a system designed as part of the house or building and works best when it takes local climate and building designs into account. If you want a green-built home or building, heating and cooling equipment can be smaller, less costly and less complicated. When building green from the ground up you need to remember the following:

  • Reduce the size, expense, and complexity of mechanical systems as much as possible.
  • Make sure the HVAC contractor designs heating and cooling equipment according to established industry procedures
  • Design the HVAC system in conjunction with other building components, including insulation, windows, solar mass and orientation.
  • Install properly sized fans in all bathrooms and in the kitchen.
  • In a larger ventilation system, consider a heat recovery ventilator to capture latent heat that would otherwise be lost.
  • Specify high-efficiency heating equipment and air conditioners with a high SEER.
  • In forced-air systems, run ducts through conditioned space where possible and seal all duct connections with mastic.
  • Avoid electrical resistance heating unless it’s used only on an intermittent spot basis.

Energy conservation, indoor air quality and comfort are among the core green building issues encompassed by heating, air-conditioning and ventilation design. These interrelated systems can expensive to install but offer many opportunities to simplify and save. The money saved from energy efficiency will greatly make up for the installation cost.

Being environmentally responsible is one of Mt. Rose HVAC’s main concerns and values. We are committed to being a sustainable business and doing our part to preserve the environment in all aspects of our company. As an example of our forward-thinking commitment to the environment, our organization has LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) accredited personnel. Mt. Rose HVAC has been involved with the Green Building Movement from the beginning of its inception. Contact us if you are interest in efficient heating installation this winter.