Today, Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, along with the Resilient305 partnership and the Miami Foundation, announced the official launch of the County's Extreme Heat Action Plan, the first of its kind in the county. This plan is designed to protect public housing residents from the dangers of extreme heat, which has a greater annual economic impact and causes more deaths than any other climate or weather-related disaster. To ensure the safety and comfort of public housing residents, Miami-Dade County has made a multi-million dollar investment to provide air conditioning units to public housing units in the county that currently do not have access to air conditioning, free of charge. The Air Quality Notification Service offered by Miami-Dade County allows you to customize your own needs and protect your health and that of your family. In addition, Mayor Daniella Levine Cava recently announced the distribution of 1,700 new air conditioning systems to Miami-Dade public housing residents. As we strive to improve air conditioning access in Miami-Dade County, it is important to consider any potential environmental concerns associated with air conditioning repairs.
Air conditioners are known to be energy intensive appliances and can contribute to global warming if not properly maintained. Additionally, air conditioners can leak refrigerants such as Freon which can be harmful to the environment. To minimize environmental impacts associated with air conditioning repairs in Miami-Dade County, it is essential to ensure that all air conditioners are properly maintained and serviced. Regular maintenance can help reduce energy consumption and prevent refrigerant leaks. Additionally, it is important to use energy efficient air conditioners that are certified by Energy Star.
These air conditioners use less energy than standard models and can help reduce energy costs. It is also important to use environmentally friendly refrigerants such as R-410A or R-32 instead of Freon. These refrigerants have a lower global warming potential than Freon and are less likely to leak into the atmosphere. Additionally, it is important to dispose of old air conditioners properly. Many companies offer recycling services for old air conditioners which can help reduce waste. By taking these steps, we can ensure that air conditioning repairs in Miami-Dade County are done in an environmentally responsible manner.
This will help protect our environment and ensure that our air conditioning systems are running efficiently.