If you’re thinking about putting in a new air conditioning system for your home when the weather starts to cool down (October is an excellent month for it), it’s a good idea to start planning now. One of the big questions you’ll need to answer is what type of AC system you want as a replacement. This isn’t as simple a to answer as it once was, since there are more types of air conditioners than ever, as well as different options. Below we’ve put a guide for some model and extras to consider.
If you’d like to cut down on those high air conditioning bills during the long hot season in Southern California, look into installing a high-efficiency air conditioner. New technology, like multi-stage compressors and multi-stage fans, help air conditioners run at higher efficiency than ever before. Look at the SEER rating of new systems and aim to install a unit with a higher SEER than your old air conditioner.
A heat pump is an air conditioning system that can reverse its operation to work also as a heater. Heat pumps make a lot of sense in the warm Southern California climate, since they operate best in heating mode under mild winter conditions. They also use less energy in heating mode than many other types of heaters, such as electric furnaces.
Are you also thinking about remodeling your house in the fall? Then a ductless system may be ideal for you. A ductless AC takes up less space than standard ducted air conditioners, and they offer other benefits as well, such as reduced energy consumption and improved air quality.
If you stick with a standard AC that uses ducts, we recommend that you have zone controls put in. these allow you to control which rooms receive cooling and which don’t, and that will help with cutting down on energy waste.
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