What to Know About Recycling Your HVAC Unit
One of your home’s most important systems is the indoor comfort system, especially in the summer. Houston is located on the coastal plains which means the climate is very humid and hot, which takes a toll on air conditioning equipment. In honor of Earth Day held each April 22, here’s what what you need to know about recycling your HVAC system, when the time comes to replace it, to protect the environment and use resources wisely.
Can I leave my HVAC system out for trash collection?
No. Most air conditioning and heating contractors will remove the old equipment as part of the service provided with installing a newer system. A responsible HVAC company will often recycle the air conditioning or heating system for parts. Systems generally contain steel, aluminum, copper, and brass components. While most of the system can be recycled, it is not as easy as tossing it in the recycling bin. All of the materials need to be separated and that requires time, tools, and welding expertise.