You might be wondering if there is a particular type of heating and air conditioning system designed to work best in southeastern climates. Does the type of system make a difference? And does that mean it’s the only one you should consider buying?
Well, no. It’s not that simple.
Factors to Consider When Replacing or Installing a New Cooling System
While it’s true some systems are more efficient than others; there are a variety of factors to consider when making your purchase decision. Here are just a few of them:
- Total Cooling System Installation Cost
- Existing System Components and Architecture
- Energy Cost
Do you have the money to install a brand new geothermal system? If so, great! If not, then it shouldn’t be on your consideration list.
Do you have ductwork? A furnace? Other HVAC remnants? These will all influence your decision. Do you really want to tear out walls and install brand new ductwork if it isn’t there? Or replace a perfectly good furnace with a new packaged unit heat pump? Probably not.
Are you sensitive to how much you spend on your ongoing monthly utility bill? If so, you may want to focus more closely on systems that maximize energy usage and efficiency.
Unfortunately, there is no universal “best” answer for every person out there. These factors, combined with space, size, and aesthetics, should all be an important part of your final decision-making process.
Cooling Systems to Avoid
Generally speaking, evaporative coolers aren’t your best bet given our relative humidity levels. Evaporative coolers add moisture to the air to create a “chilling” effect. The high humidity we often experience dramatically reduces the overall cooling effectiveness of this type of air conditioner. Skip it all together.
Need Help Selecting the Best Air Conditioner for Your Home?
We’re here to help! Contact the heating and air conditioning pros here at Spring Valley Air Conditioning, and we’ll keep things nice and cool.