Exploring The Importance Of Air Conditioner Maintenance

Hello, my name is Darby Aldrich. I would like to talk to you about the importance of maintaining your air conditioning system. When I moved to a hot climate, I did not realize how vital having a running air conditioner was for living comfortably. When the unit just stopped working one day, the temperature inside the house rivaled the piping hot weather outdoors. We had to go to the community center to keep the kids from feeling sick. While we were gone, we had a local HVAC contractor fix the unit. She let us know that some simple maintenance tasks would prevent that situation in the future. I will use this site to closely explore those tasks in great detail. I hope you can use the information to keep your air conditioner running like new. Thanks.

Air-Source Vs. Geothermal Heat Pumps


A heat pump is an efficient and eco-friendly way to heat your home. In the summer, they can also be used to cool your home. They aren't as powerful as traditional furnaces, but they can save you money on your energy bills. If you would like to know more about heat pumps and which type is right for you, keep reading.

How Do Heat Pumps Work?

A heat pump works by transferring heat from one location to another. In the winter, an air-source heat pump transports heat from the outdoor air to inside the house to provide warmth. In the summer, an air-source heat pump can transport heat from inside the house to outside the home to keep it cool. A geothermal heat pump transfers heat from the ground.

If your home already has ductwork from a previous furnace, you may want to consider a central home heat pump. If you don't have ducts, ask about a mini-split heat pump. They don't use ductwork, making it more affordable if you don't have ducts. Mini-split systems also provide zoned heating and cooling.

What Are the Benefits of Heat Pumps?

Heat pumps are more efficient than other heating and cooling options. As a result, you can reduce your monthly energy bills and lower your carbon footprint. An air-source heat pump is a great choice for climates with mild weather, especially mild winters because they aren't as effective as other options.

However, a geothermal heat pump is more effective because it takes heat from the ground, which holds more heat than air in the winter. As a result, a geothermal heat pump may be a good choice, even if you experience colder winters. Since they are underground, geothermal units also don't require much maintenance and last a long time.

How Much Do Heat Pumps Cost?

The exact cost of a heat pump depends on many factors, including the size of the system and the type of system. A single wall air-source heat pump for one room may only cost $500 to $2,000, but a whole-home mini-split system may cost $2,000 to $5,000. A central air-source system is a little more expensive and can cost up to $8,000. Geothermal units are more expensive and can cost $10,000 to $25,000.

If you don't have existing ductwork but want a central system, you can ask about installing ducts, but that may increase the cost by triple or more. Therefore, a mini-split system is more cost-effective. Regardless of which system you choose, however, you will recoup money in energy savings.

If you are sick of paying a fortune for your heating and cooling, consider a heat pump. Both air-source and geothermal systems offer efficient cooling and heating. If you want to know more, contact a heat pump installation service in your area today.


30 June 2023