Summer is in full swing, and the heat is sweltering. All of a sudden, your A/C is on the fritz, and you need a replacement before you dissolve into a puddle of sweat. Don’t be like other consumers who, out of necessity, rush into the first system they see without appropriately weighing the positives and negatives. Take a deep breath. This system will be in your home for the next decade, and it deserves a little thought. Luckily for our customers, Action Plumbing Heating, Air & Electric is here to advise you on your next HVAC purchase and why a combo unit is the best choice for your family.
When looking for a new system, a combination heating and air system should be at the top of your list. Combo units combine your A/C and furnace into one, simple system that will save you money and energy consumption in your home. Another term that describes combo units is gas-electric system because they use gas to heat your home during the winter and electricity to cool your home in the summer. Your new combo unit will be hyper-efficient because of its thermostat. HVAC units regulate the temperature by having the furnace kick in when the temperature drops below the set degrees, and the A/C turn on when the temperature rises above the set degrees. Your new, single unit would be doing the same amount of work as two, combined units, making your monthly cost significantly lower.
Mix & Match Mishaps
If your furnace still has a few years of life left, we still advise purchasing a combo unit. Old and new technology aren’t compatible. And, when it comes to your HVAC system, mixing the two will decrease its performance, meaning neither will work to its full potential. Your new system’s lifespan will likely decrease when paired with an inefficient one. A combo unit is designed to work with heating and cooling in tandem for maximum efficiency, so you get the biggest bang for your buck.
Circulate ‘Round the Clock
Many customers are under the impression their HVAC system has one job to do: regulate temperature. This is only partly true. Your unit is responsible for heating and cooling your home, but just as important is air circulation. With a combo unit, the air in your home won’t just be circulated when your heat is running in the winter and your A/C is working in the summer, it will circulate year round. You don’t have to worry about allergens — namely mites and dust — because your unit will continuously bring in fresh air and rotate out the bad air.
Still on the fence? Don’t hesitate to reach out to Action Plumbing, Heating, Air & Electric to speak with a certified technician regarding the best choice in HVAC units for your home.