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What High-Efficiency HVAC System Is Right for My Starke Home?

Did you just move into a new home that has an old and obsolete air conditioner? Are you concerned that your existing AC won’t make it through the summer?

Because of the significant role that your AC plays, investing in a new air conditioner is no small decision. While not every homeowner will want to splurge on a top of the line system, there are good reasons to consider a high-efficiency HVAC system, including improved energy efficiency, versatility, and longevity. Which one is right for you? 

Go Underground

You may find that your best bet (in terms of energy efficiency) is with a geothermal heating and cooling system. Unlike a conventional heat pump, it works not by using the outdoor air as a medium for absorbing and dissipating thermal energy, but the ground below your feet. There are vertical and horizontal “earth loop” options, and both rely upon the moderate, nearly unchanging underground temperature year-round. The result? Fantastic energy savings and a much longer service life than conventional systems.

Get Rid of Ductwork

When professionally installed and sealed, air ducts can be highly effective. But they still suffer from thermal energy loss and leaks. Enter the ductless mini split, equipment designed to remove this problem, thus boosting the efficiency rating substantially. But how does it work?

Instead of a centralized air handler that draws warm indoor air through the evaporate coil containing cold, liquid refrigerant, the ductless system uses multiple air handlers installed within the home. These are sleek units installed on the wall or hung from the ceiling. You may have seen them in a hotel or other compact space. They cut down substantially on energy use, and they give you more versatile control over your heating and cooling.

[(site_name)] offers the very finest in new air conditioning installations in Starke, FL. Call our staff today for an estimate or to schedule an appointment. 

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