Now is the time of year when everybody starts to get their homes ready for the hottest months of the year. For most of us, that just means scheduling some preventive maintenance to make sure everything is in top operating condition. At some point, though, all of us will need to install a new air conditioning system. Whether you are moving into a brand new home, or just need to replace an old and failing system, there are a number of options available on the market. Have a look at a few of them below, and the advantages they can offer you.
Central Air Conditioning
Central air conditioning systems have been a round quite a long time and remain popular despite the advent of other methods. The reason they’re still so widely used is because they’re actually pretty good at their jobs. Central air conditioning systems are relatively affordable, effective, and can work in a wide variety of different configurations. Most homes are already outfitted with the ductwork necessary to make use of central air conditioners, as they’re so widespread.
Heat pumps are constructed similarly to central air conditioners, with a couple of major differences. Foremost among these differences is the inclusion of a part called the reversing valve. This valve enables the system to reverse the direction that refrigerant flows through it in order to provide both heating and air conditioning functions. This is a huge advantage for many homeowners, especially in climates like Florida. Spending a lot of money and space on a separate heating system is kind of pointless when you don’t need to use it that often. A heat pump can offer you all the air conditioning you need, with the added benefit of saving you money and space on heating.
Ductless Mini Splits
A ductless mini split system is a heat pump, but one that doesn’t make use of ductwork of any kind. Instead, the system uses air handlers installed in each room of the home that are to receive conditioning. Up to four indoor air handlers can be connected to a single outdoor unit. Each air handler has its own thermostat control, which enables it to operate with a degree of autonomy from the rest of the system. Ductless mini splits are more energy efficient even than regular heat pumps, as they offer greater control over the climate in each part of the house. That means no more wasting energy on rooms that don’t even have anyone in them. Ductless mini splits also don’t have to deal with duct leaks, which can cause energy losses in excess of 30% for many centralized systems. Like all heat pumps, ductless mini splits have the added advantage of offering both heating and cooling functions.
If you need an air conditioning system installed in your home, we can help you out. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our expert HVAC technicians.
Speedy Air Conditioning Service provides all kinds of air conditioning installation services in Hobe Sound, FL.