With wintry temperatures here in the Versailles, Kentucky, area, it won’t be long before higher utility bills follow. If you’re tired of shelling out big bucks for heating and cooling and are thinking about replacing your system, there are many choices. Technology and innovation have brought many high-efficiency options to the heating and cooling industry.
Efficient Heating Options
Instead of burning gas in a furnace or eating up electricity with a traditional electric system, think about getting a heat pump. Heat pumps move air throughout your home and outside based on what temperature you want inside your home. In the winter, these systems pick up warmth from ambient air and move it around your home. Heat pumps use no fossil fuels and little electricity during moderate winters.
Geothermal heating and cooling is one of the most efficient, cost-saving options out there. Liquid is pumped through the underground pipes surrounding your home where it’s heated to ground temperature. When it’s pumped indoors, the heat is pulled from it and dispersed through your ductwork. Then, the cycle continues until the desired temperature is reached.
Hybrid heating systems are newer and amazing at cost savings. These systems use electricity and gas heat based on the temperature outside and your thermostat setting. When winters are mild, the unit uses electricity for the heat pump. When temperatures drop to frigid levels, the system will switch over to gas heat. Gas heat warms your home faster and is cheaper when you need significant heating.
Ductless mini-split systems are one of the most cost-conscious cooling and heating choices on the market. An outdoor unit connects to several indoor components. They work by picking up warm air through the indoor components and moving it outside, much like a heat pump. The difference is that ductless systems don’t need ducts, and you can control temperatures in zones throughout your home.
At Stivers HVAC, we offer cost-friendly HVAC systems including heat pumps, geothermal, and ductless AC. Call 859-286-6450 for an appointment today!
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