Air conditioning is, arguably, the best advancement of the last century, at least when it comes to personal comfort. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to decide on the best appliance for the environment in which it will be used. One reason for the confusion is that people are familiar with the HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system and other options seem foreign to them. An AC Contractor in Colorado Springs can help by explaining the differences in appliance types and how they can save energy.
Thanks to advances in refrigeration techniques, modern HVAC systems offer efficiency improvements of thirty percent or more over appliances made before 2006. This means a new HVAC may be the best option when the current appliance fails. Experts, like those at Parkey’s Heating & Air Conditioning, can help the property owner decide on the best method of air conditioning for the space being treated.
If the HVAC is not the appliance of choice, then an AC Contractor in Colorado Springs can provide alternatives such as the split AC or the heat pump. A split or ductless AC allows for cooling larger areas or zones using multiple blower units. The typical system can support up to eight blowers per condenser. The main benefit of this system is the ability to adjust settings in areas that aren’t being used. This can save a lot of wasted electricity and lower utility bills.
The other method of reducing utility bills uses the heat pump. A heat pump uses a small amount of refrigerant and an external heat sink for collecting and releasing heat. Surprisingly, many heat pumps make use of the air around the system for the heat sink. These models are known as an air-to-air heat pump. Other possibilities include using the ground or water for the heat sink. The main benefit to the heat pump is the low energy usage required for collecting heat from the building. Keep in mind that the heat pump still needs some method of distributing the treated air, and this is usually a delivery system like the HVAC. To learn more about heating and cooling browse the website here.