Energy efficiency is a major concern for homeowners these days. As we learn more about how our energy choices affect the environment, we begin to see the importance of choosing high-efficiency appliances, vehicles, and systems. Besides, the less energy your home systems use, the more money you save overall! If it’s time for an AC upgrade, take a look at 3 systems that can help you to save money on cooling costs for the life of the system (in this case, many years).
A heat pump has the design of an air conditioner, but with the ability to operate in two ways. In cooling mode, refrigerant removes heat from the house, using refrigerant to absorb heat from the home and then release outside during the refrigeration process. With a heat pump, this same method of heat exchange is applied when you switch your thermostat over to heating mode. Rather than changing over to a secondary heater, refrigerant moves in reverse to bring heat into a home. Because it doesn’t generate heat, a heat pump is very efficient in the winter, and high-efficiency models for cooling are common.
Ductless Mini Split
If you’re still spending money cooling a home with individual window units in each room, you’re wasting it. As you may have noticed, window units are often ineffective, and they are not help to federal standards for efficiency, meaning they use far more energy than modern central units. You can get high efficiency central cooling (and heating!) when you have a technician install a ductless mini split system.
Geothermal Heat Pump
The standard heat pump does save energy, but a geothermal system can save even more. It doesn’t use the unreliable temperatures in the air to start the heat exchange process. Rather, an underground loop system absorbs heat energy from the earth, which tends to stay near about 55 degrees. This system lasts several decades and can drastically cut your monthly costs in the winter and summer.
At AAction Air Conditioning & Heating Co., we put integrity first. Call us today to get quality air conditioning installation services at a fair price in Skidaway Island, GA.