The summer weather here in Everett, WA may not be quite as brutal as it is in other, more southern parts of the country. That doesn’t mean, though, that you don’t need an exceptional air conditioning system installed in your home. If you are investing in a new whole-house cooling system for the very first time, or if you are ready to replace an old air conditioning system, then you are wise to consider all of the options available to you. There are more than you may realize, and each offers its own pros and cons. To ensure that you have the ideal AC for your needs, and that it is installed by a qualified professional, schedule your air conditioning installation with a member of the G & S Heating Cooling & Electric team.
Split Central Air Conditioners
Sometimes it really is hard to beat a classic, and this is certainly the case when considering the benefits of the split central air conditioner. Such systems remove heat from the air in your home with the use of refrigerant, vent that heat outdoors, and then redistribute the cooled air throughout your home. Ductwork is used in order to facilitate the forced air distribution. These systems can be quite efficient, but issues with ductwork, and the space required for the installation of air ducts, lead some homeowners to consider other options.
Heat pumps act more or less precisely in the same manner as central air conditioners, but only during the summer season. In the winter, they are actually able to provide heating to homes as well. This is thanks to the reversing valve utilized by such systems, allowing them to reverse their operation by reversing their refrigerant cycle. They use existing heat in the air outside in order to heat interior spaces, further compressing warmed refrigerant in the compressor in order to heat air for distribution throughout the house. This is a very efficient method of heating.
Ductless Mini Splits
Ductless mini splits are essentially heat pumps without the need for ductwork. You get all of the benefits of whole-house cooling, as with central ACs, the option to heat your home with the same equipment, as with heat pumps, with the added bonus of eliminating the need for air ducts altogether. Such systems are convenient and efficient, but come with somewhat high price tags. Contact us for further details.