The most efficient way to keep your family comfortable is to invest in the right HVAC system. While many homes are equipped with forced-air systems like air conditioners and furnaces, others benefit from more flexible systems like heat pumps. Here are the major pros and cons of residential AC units and heat pumps.

Air Conditioners

Central air conditioners require an outdoor unit as well as ductwork running the length of your home. These systems have lower upfront costs and are generally available from most reputable HVAC companies. They also provide the fastest cooling and are the better choice if you already have a furnace installed.

A potential con of air conditioners is that they typically make a good amount of functioning noise that you may hear inside the home. They can also pose an issue with bacterial problems or mold if water is allowed to settle inside the unit or drain pan for too long.

Heat Pumps

Heat pumps can be conveniently used all year. While some need ductwork, others require handlers that provide exceptional zoning control in different areas of your home. These systems are also eco-friendly and a great economical heating choice if you live in a mild climate. If you opt for the ductless option, the installation process is fast and easy and doesn’t require any invasive construction.

Concerning the potential disadvantages, heat pumps cost more to install than a traditional air conditioner. You may also find that you don’t like having noticeable air handlers in all your major rooms.

South Central Virginia HVAC Company

Jensen Mechanical Inc. is a veteran- and female-owned indoor comfort company serving Emporia, VA. Our skilled technicians are ready to repair any HVAC issues or provide annual preventative maintenance. We can help you with system replacements, upgrades and indoor air quality services. Be sure to keep us in mind if you require dependable commercial HVAC care. Contact Jensen Mechanical Inc. to schedule your appointment in Emporia today.

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