If your Sarasota, Florida, home’s HVAC system is more than 10 years old, you should replace it with a newer, more efficient model to lower your utility bills and prevent inconvenient breakdowns and expensive repairs. The latest types of systems are costly, but the savings make the investment worth it. Some of the most advanced heaters and air conditioners are heat pumps, ductless systems, and variable-speed systems.
Heat pumps transfer heat from the outdoor air to your home in winter, and they move heat out of your home in summer instead. Air-to-air heat pumps are the most common type, but even more efficient options are available. Geothermal heat pumps transfer heat from underground or underwater, and they can also work as water heaters. Absorption heat pumps use a heat source such as natural gas or solar-heated water as their energy source rather than electricity.
Ductless heating and cooling systems have an outdoor unit and one or more indoor air-handling units like conventional systems. They have a small conduit that connects their parts instead of ductwork. This eliminates leaks in ducts that could waste energy and keeps contaminants like mold from spreading to the rest of your home. Systems with more than one indoor unit often have zoning that lets people set different temperatures for different areas of their home. That way, you won’t have to heat or cool unoccupied rooms. To save even more energy, you should use a ductless heat pump.
Variable-speed HVAC systems have motors that can run at more than one speed, so they can increase or decrease airflow automatically. Other systems only turn on or off to regulate the temperature in your home, which can lead to uncomfortable temperature fluctuations. Since variable-speed systems don’t always run at full power and stay on longer, they save energy and help control the humidity in your home. They’re also quieter than many other systems.
Custom Air & Plumbing has over 20 years of experience, and we can help you install, maintain, and repair a variety of HVAC systems and accessories. Call us anytime at 888-856-4507 for great service.