Salt Lake City has famously beautiful winters – and even hosted an Olympics to prove it – but our summers can be hot and brutal, and residents need a good air conditioner to help them through it. In most cases, people rely on traditional centralized systems which generate cool air via refrigerant and blow it through a system of ducts to lower the temperature in the home. It’s an efficient and reliable system, but it’s not the only one you can consider for your home.
Here Are Some Alternative Options for Air Conditioning in Salt Lake City
- Heat Pumps. Heat pumps work on the same principle as air conditioning, circulating refrigerant through a closed system of valves and coils. But it uses the hot air generated by the system to warm the air in the wintertime, whereas more traditional air conditioner simply vents the hot air outside the home. Heat pumps struggle a little in cold weather, and often appear as part of a hybrid system to compensate, but they benefit from a lower overall monthly cost than traditional air conditioners.
- Ductless Mini Split Systems. Ductless systems eschew the centralized format, which relies on bulky ducts to transfer the air. Instead, they set up a series of individual units, each of which can cool a single room or area. Ductless systems benefit from letting you tailor the temperature to each room, or even turning off the system in parts of the house you aren’t using (saving you money in the process).
- Geothermal Systems. These systems require a large up-front cost and usually a fairly large piece of property to work. On the plus side, they cost very little to operate, and are environmentally friendly to boot. Coils are buried beneath the ground – where temperatures don’t change regardless of the weather above it – and a mixture of water and antifreeze is pumped through them. The mixture facilitates a heat exchange with the ground, pulling heat from your home and releasing it into the earth outside.
The HVAC experts at Rentmeister Total Home Service can discuss alternative options for air conditioning in Salt Lake City with you, then find the system that works best for your home. Give us a call today to setup a consultation. You’ll be glad you did!