In terms of heating, Hilton Head, SC has a number of different options. We’re used to traditional centralized furnace systems that run hot air through a network or ducts to warm your home. But that’s only one of the possible options available to you. South Carolina’s comparatively mild climate opens up multiple forms of alternative technology, many of which can save you money in monthly bills. Here are some alternate heating systems to consider.
- Heat pumps. Heat pumps work on a system similar to air conditioning units: cycling refrigerant through a closed system that transfers heat from one area to another. This can be used to cool your home in the summer and heat it in the winter. This system uses less energy than many other heating systems, since it’s transferring heat instead of burning a fuel, and they work well in areas with mild winters like South Carolina.
- Geothermal systems. Geothermal systems, like air source heat pumps, transfer heat instead of creating it by burning a fuel. However, geothermal systems use the ambient temperature of the ground as a heat exchange, which means they work efficiently no matter the air temperature outside. Since they require a series of pipes to be installed underneath your yard, the installation cost can be higher than other systems, but they can last a very long time and have low maintenance requirements.
- Ductless split air conditioning systems. Ductless split systems use small, indoor air handlers instead of ductwork to heat and cool your home. Each indoor unit can be set to a specific temperature, along you to tailor different areas of your house to fit individual needs, or shut off the heat in parts of your house that aren’t being used. The level of control makes it particularly attractive, as does the lowered heating bills that arise from such “fine tuning.”
With so many heating systems to consider, it pays to have an expert on your side. AAction Air has experience with numerous forms of heating systems in Hilton Head, SC, and can install, repair and maintain all of them with courtesy and professionalism. Call us today to set up a consultation.