If it’s time to replace your existing HVAC system, you may be shopping around and learning more about your various options. Technology has grown and changed so much in the industry that now there are many air conditioning options to choose from.
And when you need HVAC replacement in Red Lion, PA, our team is who you want to call. We are the HVAC experts in the area and would be happy to help you with your project, from research to installation and even maintenance and repairs. You can keep reading to learn more about the different types of HVAC systems we install and some of the pros and cons of each.
Central Air Conditioner
Many homeowners gravitate toward a central AC because it’s standard for home installations. While HVAC technology has boomed in recent years to offer a variety of different air conditioning options, none quite compare to the central air conditioner.
Of course, some of these newer models are more energy efficient, so you may end up spending more on your energy bills if you choose a central air conditioner. However, central air conditioners are highly efficient, and choosing one with a strong SEER2 rating means that you will enjoy lower energy bills than a less efficient model.
Heat pumps operate similarly to a central air conditioner. However, their main mode of operation is to transfer heat instead of using up more energy on creating heat and cooling. During the summer, a heat pump transfers hot air out of your home to aid and cooling. Since it is also a heater, it works to bring heat into your home from the outside air during the winter. This unique method of heating and cooling makes it a highly efficient option.
Since it is very similar to a central air conditioner, a heat pump can be installed using some of the same connections that work for an existing central air conditioner. Installation and replacement are a breeze. Plus, you have the added benefit of not having to install a separate heater since your heat pump offers heating and cooling all in one.
Ductless Mini Split
A ductless mini split also uses a heat pump to provide heating and cooling. The difference is that it does not require any ductwork to distribute cool air into your home. Miniature air conditioners are installed in each room or zone of your home, meaning that 100% of the air that gets cooled blows directly into the rooms.
No cold air gets lost in the network of ducts. Because of this and its energy efficiency, you stand to save up to 50% on your monthly energy costs for cooling. Of course, ductless mini split systems tend to be more expensive to install upfront. But the energy savings over the life of the system may help the cost even out so that it is more affordable.
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