New AC System | AC Replacement System
More Ways to Keep You Cool.
Once upon a time, when your AC system just wasn’t cutting it or had quit on you entirely, you pretty much had a single option going forward: replace it with a new and improved model.
Well, that time is long gone. Today, in fact, you have three whole-house air conditioning options to choose from:
- Central air conditioning
- Ductless air systems
- Air source heat pumps
Let’s briefly consider the relative merits of each.
Central AC System
If you haven’t purchased a new AC system in the past several years, there’s a lot that’s new and plenty to like.
First, the minimum SEER rating for a new AC system is now 13 when once it was 8. That means today’s systems are are far more energy efficient, with energy efficiency ratings as high as 95%.
If your older system employs Freon as a refrigerant, those days are gone, too. Freon has not been available in new AC systems since 2009, having been replaced by R410A, a far more environmentally friendly cooling agent made without ozone-depleting chlorine.
Plus, with newer options like variable speed operation for even greater energy efficiency, quieter operation, and programmable thermostats with remote Wi-Fi access for optimum control and flexibility, you get it all: maximum comfort at reduced monthly energy costs.
Ductless Air Systems
There are thousands of homes in the Greater Boston area that don’t have air ducts, and where it would be highly or too costly to install them. Which means that, up until the early 1980’s, those home owners could not enjoy the benefits of central air conditioning.
Today, however, they have the option of a ductless air system. Just like it sounds, a ductless air system has no air ducts. Instead, each system comes with at least one outdoor condensing unit, each of which can support up to five wall blowers that distribute conditioned air one room at a time. Here’s what else you can look forward to with a ductless air system:
- One remote controller per wall unit
- Quiet operation
- Up to 30% energy savings over central air
- One system that can provide cool air only, or heating and cooling combined
Plus, we can design a ductless air system to heat and cool your entire home, or just those rooms not currently reached by your central heating and cooling systems. Which makes it a great choice either for a starring or supporting role.
Air Source Heat Pumps
For the ultimate in energy efficiency, there’s nothing quite as effective as an air source heat pump.
Your new heat pump, which heats and cools your home, would take the place of your current central air and heating systems. It can even be designed to provide for all your family’s hot water needs.
Here’s more to like about converting to an air source heat pump:
- Saves space as no fuel storage is required
- Reduced carbon emission
- Safe operation…no combustion involved and no emission of potentially dangerous gases
- No flues required
- Greater ease of maintenance compared to separate heating and cooling systems
Which New System is Right for You?
To learn more about your cooling and heating options, contact P.C. Plumbing, Heating & Air today. We’ll schedule a free in-home comfort evaluation, explain all your options, and help you choose the right one for your home, family, and budget. Just like always.