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If you have an old AC that is costing you a lot of money to run every summer, you may want to consider replacing it. This will not only save you money on energy, but can also reduce repair and maintenance costs that you have to do with your air conditioning every year. There are also newer, more efficient systems that cost a lot more to run. If you want to replace your conventional system, here are three good alternatives to central HVAC:
1. Ductless Mini-Split Air Conditioning
If you want something that works similar to a conventional AC, ductless systems are a great choice. These cost less to have installed and can be more efficient than a ducted system. They work the same way as ducted systems, but without any ductwork. They are ideal for small homes, and can even be mini-split systems with more than one indoor air distributor for medium-sized homes.
2. Evaporative Cooling Systems (Swamp Coolers)
Evaporative cooling is another way that you can cool your home, and there are efficient cooling systems that use evaporative technology to cool your home. These systems are also called swamp coolers in some regions, and they use the evaporation of water to provide cool air. These systems can cost less than conventional compressed gas cooling systems, and provide you with the cool air you need to keep your home comfortable during the hottest months of the year. As water evaporates, it cools air that is then distributed to cool your home.
3. Ventilation Cooling To Distribute Cold Air
The most energy efficient alternative to central HVAC is ventilation systems. These systems can be combined with things like ductless cooling to distribute cool air throughout your home. If you have a home with a basement, crawl space or other cool area, they can be used to completely replace central AC. They work by ventilating air through your home; taking the cool air from low areas and venting hot air out of your home from higher areas. If you want these systems to be more energy efficient, you can even connect small solar panels to power the ventilation fans and make the system completely energy independent.
These are some of the alternatives that you have to choose from for the replacement of your AC system. If you need help deciding what type of systems will be best for your home, contact a professional HVAC contractor like MJM Mechanical to get the help you need.