In Corona, with the mild winters and high summer temperatures, your air conditioning is a priority for staying comfortable. As we move in to spring, it is an excellent time to prepare for the summer months. An efficient HVAC will help you beat the heat when the temperatures rise. If your system is older or not running well, why not upgrade to an Energy Star system? It will not only save you money on your energy bills, but it will help the environment.
Various types of air conditioning units are so much more efficient and advanced in technology than older units. Traditional central air conditioners have been the standard in modern times, and there are so many more to choose from that is worthwhile to take a look. Here are some of the types of AC that would benefit Corona residents and keep your home comfortable in the heat or the colder months.
Central Air Conditioner
Central AC uses refrigerant for cooling and a gas furnace for the heating system to keep the air in the house at the desired temperature with the use of a thermostat. The conditioned air is delivered through the duct system.
There is both a split-system central air, popular since the ’70s, and packaged units. Split systems are systems with components both on the outside and inside of the home. A packaged system is placed outside the home and eliminates the need for an indoor furnace.
These HVAC systems are the most common and are best for larger homes, hotter climates and if you have a lot of people in the home. And if you have a central air conditioner already, this might be a good choice when replacing your air conditioner. It’s usually less expensive than other systems, and the newer ones are much more advanced and efficient, which will definitely save you money on your electric bills.
Heat Pump System
A heat pump system is also a split system with components inside and outside the home. A heat pump extracts heat from either the air or ground source for heating and cooling. The main difference is that it doesn’t require a furnace to provide heat, which a conventional air conditioner does require.
Air to Air Heat Pumps
Like central air, the air to air heat pump circulates the air through your home’s air duct system. In the summer, the air to air heat pump draws heat from the indoor air and transfers it to the outside to cool the home. In the winter, it reverses and draws heat from the air outside and transfers it to the inside to heat the home.
Geothermal Heat Pumps
A geothermal heat pump system uses the stable temperatures from below the earth’s surface and extracts the heat and transfers it to and from your house. Coils or loops are installed in the ground, and, during the winter, heat is extracted from the earth to heat your home. In the summer, the heat pump transfers heat from your home to the ground to cool. If your Corona residence has a good sized lot, it may be worth the extra cost to save even more money on your electricity than you would by going with the air heat pump.
Ductless, Mini-Split Air Conditioner
If your home does not have central air and a duct system, a ductless, mini-split is a good choice for your heating and air conditioning needs. The mini uses a heat pump or AC, fan, coil and is designed to function without ductwork.
Like the Central air systems, Ductless Mini-split systems have both indoor and outdoor handling equipment and do not heat the house through the use of a furnace or other fossil fuels. This system can retrofit to individual rooms for cooling and heating. Each of the zones has its own thermostat so you can adjust each room to the desired temperature without having to compromise on the comfort of another room.
We Care Heating and Air Conditioning is your HVAC company in Corona. Our technicians are NATE certified and are the best in their field. Whether you need repairs or you need to replace your HVAC, we are committed to customer satisfaction. Call us today to discuss your options and let us help you choose the best system for your needs.