If your HVAC system is more than 10 years old, having an HVAC services professional install a new system can help you save energy and lower utility bills. A new air conditioner or heater can also help your indoor environment by reducing pollution. While the investment is substantial, it can pay for itself over time and increase the value of your Bethany Beach, Delaware, home. Consider some of the most efficient units that include geothermal, ductless, and variable-speed HVAC systems.

Geothermal Systems

Geothermal heat pumps use underground or underwater pipes filled with water or refrigerant to transfer heat to or from your home. These units are similar to conventional heat pumps that transfer heat between your home and the outside air. Since the earth maintains more consistent temperatures underground compared to outside air, geothermal systems are more efficient for home heating. Some systems can also act as water heaters for your home.

Ductless Heating and Cooling

Ductless or mini-split heat pumps and air conditioners have one or more indoor units and an outdoor unit. These units are connected by a small conduit for refrigerant, and no ductwork is needed. Ductless systems are easy to install, and they’re less expensive than other types. Since the indoor units work independently, you won’t have to use power to heat or cool empty rooms.

Variable-Speed HVAC Systems

The fans in variable-speed HVAC systems can work at more than one speed. These systems usually run longer at slower speeds than conventional units and turn on and off less. As a result, the temperature in your home won’t fluctuate as much, you can save energy, and your system will operate quieter. Variable-speed systems keep your home’s humidity lower in summer, making the air feel cooler without forcing you to use your system more for cooling. For additional energy savings, replace your HVAC system with a variable-speed ductless unit.

Custom Mechanical has more than 35 years of HVAC experience, and we can help you install, repair, and maintain a range of heating and cooling equipment for your home. Call us at 877-696-0808 for more information about efficient HVAC systems and outstanding service.

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