Four Options to Give Your Homean Affordable, Energy Efficient AC

Hello, my name is Emily Green. Welcome to my website about home maintenance and repairs performed by general contractors. When I bought my first house, absolutely everything was in perfect condition. After living there for several months, however, I started to notice a slight decline in the finishes of certain materials in my house. I suspected that the items needed care, but I did not know how to proceed. A general contractor helped me learn everything I needed to know about home maintenance and repairs. I created this site to share this knowledge with my readers. Come by again soon to learn more.

Four Options to Give Your Homean Affordable, Energy Efficient AC

Four Options to Give Your Homean Affordable, Energy Efficient AC

24 September 2015
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If you have a home without central HVAC, installing a new air conditioner can be a costly investment. Central HVAC systems can also require a lot of maintenance and may not be the most energy efficient solution for every home. Today, there are other options for a more energy efficient and affordable cooling solution. Here are some choices you may want to consider for the new AC for your home:

1.  A Quick Solution for Small Homes with Ductless AC

If you want to have a quick and affordable solution for your home cooling, you can use ductless AC systems. The units themselves do not cost less than central HVAC, but you save because ducts do not have to be installed, reducing the costs of materials and labor. Since there are no ducts for air to flow through, you also get a more direct energy efficient air conditioning system.

2. Compact Ductwork for an Efficient System with Few Renovations

Compact ductwork is another solution that can save you on the costs of materials and labor when installing a new AC. These systems use ducts that can be installed in existing wall cavities just like plumbing pipes, which means that there is no need for renovations to install new ductwork. This is a great option to install AC in homes that have never had air conditioning, such as for a historic renovation project.

3. Evaporative Cooling for an Alternative to Conventional AC Systems

Evaporative cooling is another option that you may want to consider if you live in a dry climate. These are systems that use the process of evaporation to cool your home and they cost less to install than conventional AC systems. They are also more energy efficient and will use a fraction of the energy that a conventional AC system would use.

4. Passive Cooling Solutions to Reduce Energy Consumption of AC Systems

Passive cooling is one of the less frequently used cooling designs. This cooling comes from things like ventilation. Ventilation systems can be installed in your home to take cool air from an area like a basement and circulate it to warmer parts of your home, such as a first floor. This can be a great cooling solution in areas with mild summers and minimal cooling needs.

These are some of the options you may want to consider for an energy efficient solution for your home's AC. If you are ready to have a new AC installed for your home, contact an HVAC contractor like C B Lucas Heating & Air Conditioning and talk with them about installing one of these systems.

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Hello, my name is Emily Green. Welcome to my website about home maintenance and repairs performed by general contractors. When I bought my first house, absolutely everything was in perfect condition. After living there for several months, however, I started to notice a slight decline in the finishes of certain materials in my house. I suspected that the items needed care, but I did not know how to proceed. A general contractor helped me learn everything I needed to know about home maintenance and repairs. I created this site to share this knowledge with my readers. Come by again soon to learn more.

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