You’ve seen the commercial: The shocked look on the husband or wife’s face when they uncover their eyes to find a brand new car in the driveway with a great big bow on it.
Sure, cars make great holiday gifts. But so does a high-efficiency central air system. If your central air unit is 10 years old, upgrading to a new EnergyStar certified model can save 20 percent or more on your annual heating and cooling bill.
Make this the season you replace your aging HVAC with a modern system that will slash energy costs and improve your comfort.
Here’s a look at the different types of systems on the market.
A heat pump works like a reverse air conditioner. Whereas an A/C unit creates cool air, a heat pump removes heat from the inside to cool down your home. In the winter, it does the opposite -- extracting heat from the outside (yes, there’s still heat to glean even in cold temperatures) and brings the warmth inside. Today's air-source heat pumps can cut heating costs by as much as 50 percent compared an electric-resistance furnace or electric baseboard heating.
Most modern HVAC units feature variable-speed technology. This allows your central air system to operate at modulating speeds to maintain a consistent level of comfort. This is a drastic improvement over conventional systems that have only two speeds -- on and off.
A ductless mini-split provides heating and cooling comfort without the complicated ductwork. It works like a conventional central air conditioner through an outside condenser or compressor and an indoor air-handling unit. Multiple indoor units allow you to heat and cool each room individually, which can help you improve your energy efficiency.
This year, you deserve to receive a gift that keeps giving throughout the year. Whether you want a ductless mini-split or a heat pump with variable-speed technology, a new HVAC system will benefit your home for years to come.
To schedule an appointment with Kern Heating & Cooling, contact us at (847) 383-0350.