As a responsible homeowner, you think about how the choices you make at home affect the world around you. You recycle whenever possible, you turn off lights when you leave a room, and you try to keep your air conditioning system operating efficiently by raising the temperature when you’re not home.
Now that it’s time for a brand new air conditioner, you’re looking for new ways to help out the world around you. Here’s what you should look for when you shop!
High-Efficiency Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps
A high-efficiency air conditioner or heat pump is one with a SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio) of about 16 or higher. The components are manufactured to use as little energy as possible, while still keeping you as comfortable as ever. In fact, a high-efficiency system is likely to keep you more comfortable, cooling down the room even faster.
Geothermal Heat Pumps
A geothermal heating and cooling system is a heat pump moving heat from the inside of the home to the outside (in the summers) and from outside to the inside (in the winter). However, it doesn’t release heat into the outside air or take heat from the outside air (like a conventional heat pump)—it absorbs heat from the ground. The relatively stable temperature several feet underground provides a stable heat source that’s more efficient than your conventional air source heat pump.
Of course, there’s always solar power. But if you’re not able to convert your whole home, you can start with one of the systems you use the most. Your air conditioner takes up perhaps the largest portion of your bills. Eliminate this addition to your monthly costs by having a solar powered air conditioning system that uses the free energy of the sun.
Need air conditioning installation or helpful advice in Douglas, GA? Call AAction Air Conditioning & Heating Co. We’ll do a quality job at a fair price.