You have decided to upgrade your home’s comfort system and are ready to take the first steps, but with all of the different types of systems out there which one is the best for you? From variable fan speeds and multiple cooling stages to single-, multi-stage and zoned systems your head may start to spin. It’s important to understand the type of environment that each system is ideal for, so see below to learn more:
Single or Multi-Stage?
In hot, humid climates single-stage cooling is abundant. The reason? These types of systems are produced to provide comfort for the warmest days of the year, and we all know how hot it can get in South Florida in the middle of July. Just be mindful that single-stage systems are constantly working at maximum capacity to keep your home comfortable, and this can cause a spike in your energy bills in the summertime.
If you want to cool certain areas of your home during a given time period but not the whole house, a zoned system is your best choice. Zone dampers or valves can be controlled inside the vents or ductwork to block off airflow in the undesired areas. This is a great option for keeping your energy bills lower.
In addition, it’s important to know that air conditioning systems come in many different shapes and sizes. You’ll want to consult with an air conditioning expert, like Aspen Air Conditioning, to find out which size system will optimize efficiency and keep your home cool. Be sure to ask about the SEER rating, or Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating. A SEER rating of 13 is the minimum you should consider and we don’t recommend going above 16.
At Aspen Air Conditioning, our mission is to provide our customers with the highest level of comfort through quality maintenance, service and installation practices. Give us a call today to learn more – we’d be glad to discuss the options available to you. Remember to follow us on Twitter for all of your home cooling needs!