One thing is for sure: if you are suffering from the heat of summer or the cold of winter, you do not want to have those experiences inside of your home. Having air conditioning or a hybrid system within your home make sense. However, these products need proper installation and regular maintenance to keep you comfortable, and eventually, they will need replacement.
Types Of Air Conditioners
If you decide to have an air conditioner, you may choose one of the four primary types:
- The split system – This system removes moisture and heat from your home, then sends a cooling refrigerant back into your house
- The heat pump – This is like the split system except that it pushes heat from the outdoors into your home
- The packaged central air conditioner – This is a single unit containing all of what the split system has, and it sends the cool air inside through ducts located throughout the house
- The ductless mini-system – This one functions like the split system: however, it is placed on a wall, with each room having its own unit
What You Need To Know About Air Conditioners
When shopping around for an air conditioner, you want to choose an efficient unit. The Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating (SEER) is a measure of coolness released by an air conditioner per electrical wattage. The higher the number, or SEER, the more effective the air conditioner.
Another item of interest to consider is the size of the air conditioner. No, this is not a measure of the length or width. Instead, size has to do with the ability of the unit to cool. This measurement is in tons, or the British thermal units per hour. Purchasing bigger in this aspect does not necessarily mean better. When air conditioners start and stop frequently, they are not working to their full capability. The unit starts out low then builds up in effectiveness over time; so buying the correct size is important.
Keeping your unit serviced or maintained is essential to keep your air conditioner working properly. Jon Wayne Heating and Air will provide beneficial maintenance, but the one thing that you can do to keep your unit working properly and improve the quality of the air in your home is to change the filter monthly.
Why Consider A Hybrid System?
As for hybrid heating and cooling systems, the usefulness of such a system is two-fold: it will detect changes in the temperature of your environment; heating and cooling as necessary and saves energy by combining an electric heat pump and a gas furnace. As the weather cools, the heat pump locates heat within the air to warm up your world. When the weather turns hot, this hybrid system will move heat from your home outside to cool you off.
Whichever system you want or if you need maintenance services, the skilled technicians of Jon Wayne Heating and Air are the professionals who can help you to feel just right within your environment.