Last week, we shared with you some signs that it could be time to replace your AC system. If you’ve decided to go ahead and do so, now it’s time to choose what cooling system is best for your home. Warm weather is already here in McKinney, TX, and it’s only going to get hotter. Don’t be too hasty though and just replace your air conditioning system with a newer version of what you already have. It’s important to choose the right AC system for your home. We’ve listed what we offer below, along with the benefits of each.
Do you have existing ductwork in your home? If so, a central AC unit may be your best bet. This system allows for whole-home cooling. This is definitely a better choice than just relying on window units and/or ceiling fans. While these both create minimal cooling effect, they are inefficient. In addition, there are many options today for thermostats to help you maintain control over your cooling, which helps you save money.
The term “heat pump” rarely has people thinking about cooling their home. However, a heat pump can be used for cooling as well. Similar to a traditional AC unit, a heat pump circulates a refrigerant blend between two sets of coils, one inside the house and one outside. This refrigerant absorbs heat from one set of coils and then releases it through the other. When the weather gets cooler, this process can be reversed. Therefore, a heat pump is an appliance that provides you with year-round indoor comfort.
Duel Fuel Systems
Like heat pumps, duel fuel systems can be used for both cooling and heating. These systems move heat rather than generating it, making it more efficient than a traditional air conditioning unit. The benefit of a duel fuel system is that it works as an excellent cooling unit during warm weather, then during the winter when we reach colder temperatures, it uses hybrid heating to swtich over from the electric heat pump to the gas furnace as needed.
Call the people who care, Oaks Heat & Air! We provide air conditioning services in McKinney, TX and the surrounding areas.