Monday, July 4th, 2016 at 11:00 am
Energy efficiency is on the mind of every homeowner. The increasing popularity of efficient products is part of a greater awareness of the impact such technology can have on the environment. But, let's be honest, it's also about saving money.
If you're using a conventional or older HVAC system, then you may be missing out on serious savings during the winter and summer months. Especially now, when those electricity bills are sky-high, you may want to make a change sooner than later. Here are some reasons to consider substituting your old system for a new one:
Geothermal heating and cooling is gaining traction as a serious alternative to conventional HVAC systems. In many respects, this type of system works like a traditional heat pump: it uses refrigerant to move heat from one area to another, and it also has ductwork that transports air throughout the home. But unlike a conventional heat pump, it does not use the outdoor air to dissipate or absorb heat.
Instead, it uses an “earth loop”: an underground tube that contains an anti-freeze mixture that absorbs thermal energy from the ground during the winter and dissipates it during the winter. Why is this system so efficient? Because the temperature underground stays more or less the same year-round!
Another way to improve the efficiency of your home comfort is by investing in a ductless heating and cooling system. As you already know, this type of system does not have ductwork, but rather uses multiple indoor air handlers installed at key locations within the home. Eliminating the “middle-man” between the system and the home allows ductless mini splits (or ductless splits) to be extremely efficient. What's more is that you can also customize the temperature in each part of your home.
For all of your high-efficiency HVAC services in Whitesburg, call the pros at American Heating & Cooling today!