Cooling System Options
Spring has finally come, which means summer will be here sooner than you think. When it comes to staying comfortable during the summer time in Wilmington NC, you need to make sure you have a cooling system you can rely on. If your current air conditioning system is old, and inefficient, it might be time for a new energy efficient cooling system. Here at O’Brien Service Company, we have different cooling system options to offer to fit your homes’ needs. We offer free in home estimates for new systems. So, don’t wait for the summer heat for your cooling system to quit on you. Here are the different cooling system options you can choose from:
Heat pumps are a great cooling system option for the Southeast region. Not only do they cool your home, but heat them as well. The efficiency for the cooling portion is rated by its SEER, and the heating portion by its HSPF. Heat pumps are a great cooling system option for Wilmington, and is the more popular system chosen for homes in this area due to their efficiency.
Straight AC System
A straight AC system like the name implies is just a cooling system. Which needs to be matched with a heating system for the winter. Straight AC systems vary based on their SEER ratings. SEER ratings can tell you how efficient the system is. 14 is the lowest and least efficient, and it goes up to 20 SEER. There are packaged systems available that include an AC system to cool your home, and a heating system.
A geothermal cooling system not only cools your home, but it also will heat it in the winter time. This system is extremely energy efficient because it uses the earth’s natural energy to heat and cool your home. This system works by installing underground loops which pair with an indoor air handler. By using the earth’s natural energy, there is a lot of money to be saved on energy bills. The initial cost to install a geothermal system might be a bit pricier option than some. However, after the state and federal tax credits, different financing options, and the savings from your energy bills, it is well worth it. The state taxes for North Carolina are currently up to 35%, but is only valid until December 31, 2015. Call O’Brien Service Company today if you think this cooling system option will work for your home.
Ductless systems are heating and cooling systems that do not need ductwork to heat and cool your home. This is an ideal cooling system option for homes that do not have ductwork already. Or, if you’re adding to your home. A ductless system has an outdoor unit, and can have several indoor units. Depending on how much of your home you need cooled or heated. This system is energy efficient because it works like a zoning system. You can set a desired temperature for one room, and have a different temperature for another.
To see which cooling system option would work for your home, let O’Brien Service Company assist you. If your current cooling system is constantly needing AC repairs, or is over 10 years old, it’s time for a new cooling system. Call our office today to set up for a free in home estimate.