Going Green

How can a new Air Conditioning and Heating system make your home more environmentally friendly? One word, efficiency.

  • All new air conditioning and heating equipment is much more energy efficient than an older unit that is typically being replaced. New units typically can cut the power used for heating and cooling by 50% or more.
  • New units also reduce CO2 emissions by 3000-6000 lbs per year.
  • All new A/C units must use R410A refrigerant that does not contribute to ozone depletion.

In addition, at MVP:

  • All of the old units we replace are recycled.
  • Our Installers and Technicians are EPA certified to handle and recover the ozone depleting R22 refrigerant.

Introducing Multi-Stage Cooling:

At MVP we specialize in High End Multi-Stage Cooling Systems. What’s that and how can it benefit you? Glad you asked.

Air conditioning units are sized by the ‘Ton’.  A ‘Ton’ is 12000 BTU’s of heat per hour that can be removed from the house.  So, a 4 Ton AC unit can remove 48000 BTUs per hour.

Your house has been calculated to determine how many Tons of cooling are required to keep it comfortable during peak usage.  A general rule of thumb equates to about 1 ton per 400 square feet of house.  If you live in a 2000 square foot house you will likely find a 5 ton AC unit on it.

But what about non-peak hours?  What about days that are a little warm but not really hot?  What about night time?  Do you need 5 tons of cooling during those times?  The answer is absolutely not, and that is where multi-stage cooling comes in.

But don’t take our word for it. Read more about these great Multi-Stage Trane systems.

The Trane XR17 (https://www.trane.com/residential/en/products/heating-and-cooling/air-conditioners/xr17-air-conditioners.html) and XL18i (https://www.trane.com/residential/en/products/heating-and-cooling/air-conditioners/xl18i-air-conditioners.html) Air Conditioners have 2 stages of cooling.  So, during these non-peak times the unit will run in ‘Low’ stage.  In the 5 ton case it will run at 2.5 tons and consume less energy which equates to less impact on the environment.  It will also be quieter because it is moving half of the volume of air.


The Trane XV18 (https://www.trane.com/residential/en/products/heating-and-cooling/air-conditioners/xv18-air-conditioners.html) and XV20i (https://www.trane.com/residential/en/products/heating-and-cooling/air-conditioners/xv20i-air-conditioners.html) take it a step further.  Their speed varies and they will run anywhere from 0.1 Tons up to max capacity depending on the needs of the house at that given time which results in even more savings and less carbon footprint on the environment.

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