If you live in San Francisco, San Mateo, or anywhere in the Bay Area, no doubt you have many friends and neighbors who have central air conditioning – the type that requires both an inside and outside unit. You may even have one yourself. What other options are there when it comes to keeping your home comfortable?
At Ortiz Heating & A/C, we like to keep our customers educated and informed. We understand that heating/cooling your home is one of the biggest factors in how much you pay in energy costs.
Other than a centralized air conditioning system, you may want to consider a heat pump or ductless mini-split system. Here is a little information on both:
Heat pumps work much like central air units, however they can not only cool your home, but heat it in winter months as well. In summer months, heat pumps extract heat from the air inside you home; in winter months, the process is reversed – your heat pump will pull heat from outside to the indoors. Considering the Bay Area typically has mild winters, a heat pump is the ideal solution for both cooling and heating your home.
Ductless Mini-Split Systems
While ductless mini-split systems are not as common as central air, they are a great way to control the temperature in various areas of your San Francisco home. With a ductless mini-split system, no ducts are used to circulate air; instead, air handlers are installed in various areas of your home, each with its own thermostat. Air handlers may be suspended from the ceiling, or mounted to a wall. Essentially, one thermostat does not control your entire home as is usually the case with a central air conditioning system.
Fall is fast approaching, and winter will follow soon after that. What is the most efficient way to cool and heat your Bay Area home? At Ortiz Heating & Air Conditioning, your local Bay Area central air conditioning experts, we provide solutions to your home comfort needs that are dependable and energy efficient. Give us a call today to discuss whether a heat pump or ductless mini-split system may be suitable for your needs!