If you are building a new home or replacing your old air conditioner, choose an efficient HVAC system that will lower your utility bills, save energy, and help the environment. Systems that are more efficient tend to be more expensive as far as initial costs are concerned, but their low energy and lifetime costs make them more economical over time. The right heating and air conditioning system can even increase the value of your Palm Harbor, Florida, home. There are many types of efficient systems available, including ductless, geothermal, and hybrid HVAC systems.
A ductless or mini-split system has one or more indoor air-handling units and an outdoor unit connected by a small conduit. Since there are no ducts, you won’t lose energy through leaky ductwork, and the system doesn’t have to work as hard to bring conditioned air to the rooms of your home. If your ductless HVAC system has more than one indoor air-handling unit, you can use zoning to effectively air condition different areas or rooms in your home. Each indoor unit has its own thermostat, allowing you to effectively regulate temperatures in each zone.
Geothermal Heat Pumps
Ground source or water source geothermal heat pumps extract the heat from the ground or a nearby body of water to heat your home. They cool your home in summer by transferring heat to the ground or water. Ground source geothermal systems are more efficient than standard heat pumps that rely on outdoor air because temperatures just a few feet below the ground stay constant all year long. You can even use geothermal technology to heat water.
A hybrid HVAC system contains a natural gas or propane furnace and an electric heat pump. It can give you efficient cooling in summer and heating in winter. The heat pump works most of the time. But, when low temperatures make it inefficient, the system switches to the furnace automatically, saving energy.
United Air Conditioning can help you to choose and maintain the most efficient HVAC system for your Central West Florida home. Call us anytime at 727-531-0496 for excellent service.
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