The weather is starting to change and the warmer temperatures mean that you are probably ready to click on your air conditioning unit. This is also the time of year that the unit is going to usually malfunction or stop working all together. This can leave you feeling warm and uncomfortable in your home. Many times the unit can be repaired by a certified HVAC technician. If it is not something that can be repaired you may need to replace your unit. There are some options that you can look into when you are trying to determine the right unit for you. Most people are concerned about the cost and usage of energy; and how they can help to save on both. There are two main types of systems that you can invest in and each have their own pros and cons; central air conditioners and heat pumps.
Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning lists the benefits to installing a central air conditioner or heat pump in your home.
Heat Pump Temperature Cooling Efficiency: If you want an option that is different from the standard AC unit, you can have a heat pump installed instead. A heat pump is not just used to pump in heat but to pump it out as well. The heat pump is a system that is manufactured to move heated air around. That means that during the summer it will take the hot air from inside your home and deposit it outside. That will allow the air that is left in your home to stay cool. This is a great way to stay cool and it tends to use a bit less energy than a standard unit. A heat pump is not always the best bet for a climate that is extreme in one way or another. Another great reason to have a heat pump installed is because it will also warm the home when it is cool outside.
An Air Conditioning Unit Will Cool Your Home: A standard air conditioning unit is used most often in homes all over the U.S. The unit uses the same theory to cool your home that a heat pump does. It will basically pull out the hot air from your home and send it out, leaving only the cooler air in your home. The great thing about an AC unit is that it has the ability to cool your home even under serious and extreme heated weather. The downfall is that an additional unit is added to heat the home and is a separate system from the air conditioning unit.