With saving money becoming an ever-increasing priority, it’s no wonder many are taking a closer look at how to cut costs in the area of air conditioning in their homes. While you’re probably familiar with central air systems that rely on ducts, there are other efficient systems, such as split system air conditioning and heat pumps, that can cool your house without the use of ducts. This is especially important if you’re considering having a system installed, since installing systems that require ductwork adds to the total cost of installation.
Split system air conditioning is an economical way to cool your home that involves an outdoor unit and an indoor unit. They are connected by electrical wires or tubing and the installation process is fairly simple. Besides the obvious cost advantages of this type of unit over installing central air, there is also an advantage over window units. The part of the system that generates noise, which is the compressor and the fan that cools it, are located outside the room being cooled.
Using a heat pump is another lower-cost option to consider when cooling your home. Heat pumps work by moving air around and come in three varieties: geothermal, water source, and air-to-air. The air-to-air heat pump is the most common and works by transferring air between your home and the outdoors. A major advantage if this type of system is that it has a mini split option which allows it to be installed in only one room or a few rooms as needed without having to do any ductwork or major installation.
Whatever way you decide to cool your home, it’s important to do your research, compare costs, and find a qualified professional who is familiar with the system being installed. There are many advantages to using heat pumps and split system air conditioning, and doing the proper research will help you decide what’s right for you.