When your AC goes out, there are few options other than replacing the old AC. This can often be due to an outdated, inefficient system that has gone beyond its life. Sometimes, replacement can also give you the option to change your system for something that is more economical and has better performance. If you want to save with your AC replacement, here are some of the solutions that you may want to consider:
1. Reduce The Labor Costs Of Replacement With A Ductless AC
When you have to replace your AC, the cost includes labor. The work done to install and update ductwork can be costly. To have a more affordable AC solution, you may want to consider a ductless system. These are systems that do not have ductwork, which helps reduce installation costs. The ductless systems also have the benefit of reduced installation time, which means that you can have your AC installed quickly and for less than a conventional ducted HVAC system. You can even have a heat pump ductless system that can provide your home with cooling and heating.
2. Evaporative Coolers And Combined Systems For A Conventional Alternative
Evaporative coolers can be used to cool your home in an arid or dry climate. The cooler uses water and the evaporation process to naturally cool air. The evaporation cooling effect is good when there is little humidity, but may not work during times when the humidity is higher. Evaporation can also contribute to moisture problems in your home, which is why you may want to install a combined system that uses both evaporative cooling and conventional air conditioning for a more efficient system with fewer problems.
3. Using Ventilation And Passive Design To Do Away With The AC All Together
Ventilation can be another thing that you want to consider for your cooling. This can be done with a combination of professionally designed ventilation, as well as a passive cooling design for your home. This is an option that you may want to consider when doing major renovations or if you are building a new home. The design of your home can allow for hot air to escape through upper windows and cool air to enter through the lower areas of your home. The passive cooling home design can help to eliminate the need for a conventional AC system in your home.
These are some of the solutions that you may want to consider when you need to have your AC replaced. If you are ready to have a new AC installed in your home, contact an air conditioning contractor like Ricks Repair Service and ask them about some of these options to reduce costs.