3 Efficient Types of HVAC Systems
Is the HVAC system in your Surf City, North Carolina, home more than about a decade old? Replacing it with a newer, more energy-efficient model can help you lower your utility bills and prevent expensive, inconvenient breakdowns. The right heater or air conditioner can eventually pay for itself by saving power and reducing your costs. It can also increase your home’s value. For high efficiency, consider a ductless model, a heat pump or a geothermal HVAC system.
A ductless or mini-split HVAC system has an outdoor condenser or compressor that connects to one or more indoor air handlers. Since there’s no need to move conditioned air through ductwork, these systems don’t need as much energy as conventional models. Also, you won’t have to maintain or repair a ductwork. If a ductless system has more than one air handler, you can choose a different setting for each unit and avoid cooling empty rooms. As a result, you can reduce energy waste and lower utility bills.
Like most air conditioners, heat pumps use fans to move air over coils filled with refrigerant, transferring heat away from your home. In winter, a heat pump can reverse the flow of refrigerant to make the coils warm and heat your home. They conserve energy and keep you from needing to use a separate furnace.
Geothermal heat pumps function like conventional heat pumps. They’re more efficient because they move heat between your home and the ground or a nearby water source instead of the outdoor air. Geothermal systems work by sending water or refrigerant through underground or underwater pipes. Since ground and water temperatures don’t fluctuate as much throughout the year as air temperatures, transferring heat takes less energy.
Pleasant Air Inc. has decades of heating and air conditioning experience. We can help you decide which type of HVAC system will help you and your family save the most energy. We’re a Trane Comfort Specialist, and you can call us anytime at 910-208-4518.
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