As we look forward to the warmer months, it’s time to decide: air conditioner, or furnace with air conditioner?
Every summer seems to get hotter. Because it takes a while to save for a good air conditioning system, spring is the time to start planning. It’s time to look at your current home heating system and decide if you should be adding an air conditioner or if you need a new furnace with air conditioner.
Is It Time for a new Air Conditioning system?
If your current heating system is more than ten years old, there’s a good chance you could save a lot of money by switching to a newer model. If you’ve been yearning for air conditioning as well, then installing a new furnace with air conditioner makes a lot of sense. If you have a newer system, then you should be looking at add-on air conditioning systems.
Types of Air Conditioning
When you think of air conditioning, traditional window-mounted models probably come to mind. But many other options are more cost and energy efficient. For instance, you can choose models that use the existing coolness of the earth to cool your home. Let’s start where you are most familiar and work from there.
Central Air Conditioner Systems
Central air conditioners consist of units installed outside the home that use condensers to cool the air and then pump it into the home via ductwork. If you already have central heat, central AC is an easy addition. If you have radiant heating instead, other air conditioning systems are better suited to your situation.
Ductless Air Conditioning
You don’t have to block windows or install ductwork to have air conditioning. A ductless system mounts high on the wall, away from eye level, pumping comfortable cooling air into the space.
Heat pumps offer earth friendly heating and cooling. The heat pump installs much the same as a traditional air conditioner. It’s located outside the home, but creates cool air for a much lower cost than traditional air conditioning.
Furnace with Air Conditioner
If you decide you need to replace your current heating system using a furnace with air conditioner, you have several more choices. The model you choose will depend greatly on your home’s current configuration. Your best bet is to call in one of our experts for a consultation. We’ll assess your current heating system, show you your options for a furnace with air conditioner and help you decide which is right for your home. We’ll even save you money by helping you find the most affordable models with the greatest energy efficiency.
Our knowledgeable experts can help you choose the right system and get it for the best price. Call us at 425.533.9058 or use our online contact form for a free consultation.