With summer on the horizon and high temperatures coming to Sun City, it is vital to safeguard your health and prepare for when the temperatures rise. Modifying outdoor activities and exercise is crucial to avoiding heatstroke and dehydration. At age 65, you are more prone to heat-related illness and
heat is a high-risk factor in the health of seniors when temperatures become dangerous.
In Sun City, with the focus on the quality of life for active, retired adults and the elderly, We Care is standing by to serve our senior citizens with reliable heating and air conditioning services. Your comfort and safety is our priority, and we want to make sure your HVAC is running at its very best.
If you are elderly and at risk for health complications from the heat, here are some tips for older adults staying safe in hot weather.
Air conditioning is a necessity of life in modern times, and with newer and more technologically advanced HVAC systems on the market, now is a good time to look into energy-efficient HVAC systems that are Energy Star rated and more reliable than older systems. You can take advantage of the incentives and rebates to offset the cost of a new installation.
Here are some of HVAC systems that would be advantageous for the Sun City climate.
Central Air Conditioner
Conventional Central AC is the most common system in use since the 70s. Until the last decade or so, it was the best game in town. It uses refrigerant for cooling and a furnace or other heating device to heat the house in the winter and cool the house in the summer. The air is circulated through the AC and delivered the house through an Air Duct system.
These HVAC systems are best for larger homes, and if your air conditioner more than 10 years old, it may be time to consider replacing it. If you already have an older Central air conditioner, simply upgrading with a newer more efficient model will be cost-effective and you can take advantage of incentives and rebates to offset the cost of installation.
Heat Pump System
A heat pump system is a more reliable HVAC, and, unlike Central Air, it does not need a furnace to heat the air. Heat pumps remove heat from the home when the weather is hot and uses either the air or a ground source for both heating and cooling. The heat pump, like central air, circulates the air through your air duct system. A heat pump is a great option if you want to save money on your power bill and reduce your carbon footprint.
Air to Air Heat Pumps
In summer, the air-to-air heat pump draws heat from the indoor air and transfers it to the outside to cool the indoor air. 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 provides the most savings on electricity than any other type of HVAC and is a good fit if you have a larger lot. A geothermal heat pump system uses the constant temperatures from below the earth and transfers the heat to and from your house using coils or loops installed in the ground. During the winter, heat is extracted and transferred from the earth to heat your home. In the summer, heat is extracted from your home into the ground to keep your home cool.
Ductless, Mini-Split Air Conditioner
A Ductless, Mini-Split is a great choice if your home does not have an air duct. It uses a heat pump and is designed to function without ductwork.
Like the Central Air systems, Ductless Mini-Split systems do not heat the home using a furnace or other fossil fuels. This system can be retrofitted into individual rooms for cooling and heating. Each of the zones has its own thermostat so each room can be adjusted to the desired temperature.
Room and Portable Air Conditioners
Room air conditioners come in all shapes and sizes. Some are portable, and some can be installed in a window or wall. But an HVAC system is much more powerful in controlling the temperature, filtering the air and circulating clean air into your home.
Air Quality Controls
The air quality is also a big issue with Sun City being so close to the smog in Riverside County. Quality air is vital to your health. Airborne contaminants that commonly reside in the home and circulate in the air are of concern. Adequate air conditioning and added air protection for those with respiratory or heart problems are of primary importance.
The addition of Air Quality controls like filters and purifiers can help optimize your indoor air quality for more safety and comfort. A We Care Comfort Specialist can help you choose the best ways to add this to your HVAC system and ensure the best air quality possible.
We Care Plumbing, Heating, & Air is committed to the health and safety of seniors in Sun City. We serve this retirement community with the very best service and products to protect you from the threat to your health from poor running HVAC systems. Our technicians will help you stay safe with an HVAC that is working at optimum levels to protect the comfort and quality of your indoor air. Our technicians are NATE certified and are the best in their field.
Whether you need repairs or need to replace your HVAC, We Care is committed to customer satisfaction. Call us today to discuss your options. We will help you choose the best system for your heating and air conditioning needs.