There are many things that you will want to do to make your home more energy efficient. One of the biggest consumers of energy in your home is the HVAC system. During the summer months, the AC is working nonstop to cool your home. When the air conditioner in your home has become old and inefficient, you will want to replace it with a more efficient system. Here are some of the best options to efficiently cool your home during the hottest days of summer:
1. Geothermal Systems for All Round HVAC Efficiency
If you want to have an all-around solution for your HVAC system, geothermal heat exchange is a design that may want to consider for your heating and cooling. Geothermal HVAC systems work by exchanging the energy stored in the ground and using it with heating and cooling. It is a simple system that can significantly reduce your energy costs, but there is an initial investment that you will need to consider for the installation of the geothermal loop. Even though there is a cost that you need to assume with the geothermal loop, it is a component of the system that will almost never need to be replaced.
2. Heat Pumps as An Efficient Alternative to Conventional HVAC
Another efficient way to keep your home cool through the summer months is to have a heat pump installed. Unlike conventional AC units, heat pumps remove heat from your home and are an efficient alternative to oil air conditioners. With a heat pump, you will also be able to heat your home efficiently during mild cold weather. If you live in a mild climate and are considering alternatives to conventional AC, talk with your HVAC contractor about the option of heat pump systems for your home.
3. An Affordable and Efficient Alternative with Ductless AC Systems
Another alternative to conventional AC systems is to have a ductless AC system installed. With the ductless system, you will have an affordable alternative that costs less to install than conventional AC systems. With no ductwork, the ductless AC systems are also more efficient that systems that use ducts to deliver cold air to different areas of your home.
These are some of the most efficient options to cool your home during the hottest days of summer. Contact an air conditioning contractor and talk with them about some of these options to reduce the energy you use to keep your home cool during summer heat.