We get it: that’s not necessarily the sentence you want to hear right now. But let’s be honest, we’re not the kind of HVAC team to lie to you, are we? It’s true, your air conditioner could be on its last legs and it’s about time you did something about it. Would you rather be surprised by a sudden breakdown or meet this ordeal head-on and replace it with something better?
Luckily, you’ve got plenty of options. From heat pumps to more efficient central air conditioners, there are various different types of air conditioners to choose from. The most important thing you can do as a homeowner is to get well-acquainted with air conditioning in Deptford Township.
What kinds of air conditioners are out there? What system would best benefit your home? Those are all questions we’ll seek to answer in this blog, so keep reading!
Determining Whether You Need an Upgrade
Whether you call it a replacement or an upgrade, after a certain amount of problems or time, an air conditioner just has to be replaced. No amount of fixes and part replacements can be possibly worth the amount of money that you save when you just replace the whole system after its lifespan has run out.
Air conditioners, on average, work efficiently for about 10–15 years. Any time beyond that is going to be a roll of the dice. You might be fine one year, and then the next you’ll suffer a major breakdown and entire components being worn down. It’s just not economically feasible to try and repair a system for more than 15 years.
What Are My Options?
We’re glad you asked! Here are two great options that differ from conventional central air conditioning systems. While you might still be fine replacing your system with another central AC unit, we’d like to talk about the other types of cooling systems you can use.
Heat pumps are an unconventional yet efficient way to keep a home cool during the summer and warm during the winter. They function similarly to central AC systems by using the condensation and evaporation of refrigerant, with one major difference. Heat pumps can run in reverse!
This means a heat pump can function at one moment as a comprehensive cooling system, and in the next it can be a powerful heating unit. If you’re looking to replace both your heater and your AC, this could be the system for you.
Ductless Mini Splits
Like the idea of installing a ductless mini split but don’t have the ductwork necessary? No problem! Just like the name implies, ductless mini splits are heat pumps that run through individual air handlers mounted on your wall. You can decide to place them in strategic locations to keep your home more evenly cooled. Efficient, powerful, and convenient to use—these air conditioners make the perfect upgrade for a home that could use a new comfort system. Give our team a call if you’re ready to check out these nifty pieces of technology!
Here at SPS Mechanical Inc., we’ve got you covered for quality air conditioner installation. Call us today! Comfort at your service.