Motili, a Denver, Colorado (U.S.)-based HVAC repair and replacement company, has announced a “Carbon Calculator,” designed to the ability to calculate carbon emissions associated with HVAC operations.
The calculator, available online, lets users “calculate the exact amount of energy and carbon emissions that customers will save by replacing their expired HVAC systems with energy-efficient units,” says Motili on its website.
Motili says that the Carbon Calculator shows:
- Energy cost savings per unit and for all units combined over the span of 10 years.
- Percentage of decrease in energy use.
- Kilograms of carbon equivalent emissions that can be saved per year.
- Gallons of gas emissions equivalent saved.
The calculator works in tandem with another product, its Motili Asset Condition Index (MACI) data tool. MACI is designed to predict refrigerant system failure by considering variety of indicators, such as “age, condition, energy efficiency and refrigerant type,” says Motili.
MACI’s data can be plugged into the Carbon Calculator to offer “a nuance picture of energy use,” says Motili. The calculator can then “examine the specificity of carbon impacts by noting the ‘grid mix’ of each city in which the HVAC fleet is located.”
Thus, the Carbon Calculator gives statistical data to users that account for different energy sources like coal,natural gas, renewable energy in different parts of the US. This allows the calculator to give each city a score in relation to the emissions that its grid produces.
The statistical data helps users to make informed decisions about reducing their carbon footprint and planning HVAC upgrades, says Motili.
“By using their MACI data, customers receive personal and precise energy and carbon saving statistics,” says Motili. With this, property owners “can apply for rebates, grants or tax reductions from their cities or states because several jurisdictions are providing incentives to reduce their energy consumption and carbon emissions.”
The long term cost savings associated with the information provided by MACI and the Carbon Calculator varies from user to user but is “always significant enough to be impactful, to both the bottom line and to the carbon emissions emanating from our planet’s occupants,” says Motili.