Did you have problems with your air conditioner this past summer? Are you looking to upgrade your system to a new unit so that you can have a cool summer? Our team is full of conscientious members that are always ready to help you through the process of upgrading your air conditioner.
You’ve probably turned your attention away from your air conditioning services because we’re in the midst of cold weather here in Birmingham, but now is the best time to upgrade because you’ll have an ample amount of time to research and buy before temperatures start to heat up. If you need an HVAC contractor in Birmingham, then contact our reliable team.
Signs It’s Time to Upgrade
Unsure if it’s time to upgrade your system? If you have the following problems, then it’s time to focus on buying a new system.
- Your AC bills are too high
- Poor airflow
- Loud noises
- Odd smells
- Unit blowing warm air
- Excess moisture or leaks
- Old Age (unit between 10 and 15 years)
If you’re still unsure then have a professional come out to your home to help you assess your system.
So, what are your options for a new system? Here at Gas Engineers, we offer a variety of systems so that we can meet the unique needs of your home. We offer the following systems:
Central Air Conditioning
Chances are, if you’re thinking of the term “air conditioning,” you’re thinking of a central air conditioner. A central air conditioner uses a split system (indoor unit and an outdoor unit) to cool your home. They’re the most popular system across the country for a reason. Central air conditioners are great for areas that experience high heat in the summer. They’re energy efficient systems with great SEER ratings. If you live in a home with existing ductwork then a split system might be right for you.
The only downside of a central air conditioner is the downside if they aren’t well maintained. If you don’t maintain your central air conditioning system, then you’ll have a problem with energy loss due to dirty ducts and a run-down system.
A ductless system is great if you’re looking for flexibility and efficiency. A ductless unit is a heat pump that doesn’t rely on your ductwork, they work from air handlers installed throughout the home rather than a central unit. Ductless systems are great because they warm your home in the winter and cool your home in summer. These systems are especially good if your home lacks ductwork.
A heat pump is very similar to a central air conditioning system. What separates a heat pump from a central air conditioner is the “reversing valve” that allows the system that both heat and cool. Heat pumps are also great because they generate conditioned air in a more energy-efficient manner. They simply move air rather than generating it. In winter, a heat pump pulls in warm air from the outdoors into your home. If you’re looking for an eco-friendly, cost-effective option then consider a heat pump.