3 Energy Efficient Solutions For Your AC Replacement Project


Eventually, a time will come when you need to have your AC replaced, and you are going to be thinking about energy efficiency. Today, there are many choices for an energy-efficient air conditioner. You could install a geothermal system that provides energy for both heating and cooling needs or a heat pump system. There are also options like ductless AC. Here are the best energy-efficient solutions to consider for your AC replacement project:

1. Geothermal Systems Are Ideal for Heating and Cooling Efficiency

For an energy-efficient solution to improve both heating and cooling, geothermal is an ideal system. With a geothermal HVAC system, you will have a geothermal heat pump that provides energy for the AC and heating of your home. The cost of a geothermal system is why many people choose other options, but there are different types of geothermal solutions, such as closed and open loop systems as well as vertical or horizontal loops. Talk with an air conditioning contractor about a geothermal system to see if it is a practical solution for the heating and cooling needs of your home.

2. Heat Pumps for A Modern Energy-Efficient Air Conditioner

Another energy-efficient solution that you may want to consider for the cooling needs of your home is a heat pump system.  Heat pumps work by removing the hot air from your home to provide cooling. During the winter months, heat pumps can also provide you with a heating solution that is efficient. There are many advantages to modern heat pump air conditioners, such as energy efficiency, low cost, and lower noise levels during operation.

3. Ductless AC Systems for Various Cooling Needs In Homes

The ductless AC systems have been around for years and are a great solution. There are several types of ductless AC systems, but the systems that are most commonly installed in homes are mini-split air conditioners. These are systems that are split into separate components; the AC unit outside your home and an indoor air handler unit that delivers the cold air inside your home. Mini-split systems also give you the advantage of being able to connect several indoor air handlers to a single AC system, which will allow for modern zoned AC designs.

These are some of the best choices to consider for your AC replacement project. Contact an AC services contractor to help with choosing the right system for your cooling needs and energy efficiency.


7 October 2017

Cool off Your AC Bill

Every summer, I agonized over energy bills that would shoot into the stratosphere as a result of my efforts to keep cool in the heat. Every time I turned the temperature down, my bills increased. This summer, I decided to take some of the control over my energy bill back. I installed reflective film on my windows that reduced the amount of light and heat coming into the house. I started serving more cold meals or asking my husband to barbecue outside, so that my air conditioner didn't have to compete with the hot stove, and I started doing laundry at night to reduce appliance heat in the house at peak times. I also had ceiling fans installed. So far, the difference in my bill has been tremendous. This blog is a way for me to explore other ways to reduce energy drain during the summer months.