Air conditioning usually brings to mind a cooling process that makes things more bearable on hot days. However, modern AC units have much more to offer and you can now buy models that will not only keep you cool in the summer, but also warm your home through the winter. Here’s how.
Combined air conditioning systems
A combined, all-in-one air conditioning system reverses the traditional process
used to cool the space, with cold air extracted and warmer air pumped into the
room in its place. So rather than use a heater that bumps up the electricity bill, a
HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) system could be a better option.
Some people turn around their old air conditioners so the cooling vent faces
away and the warm air comes into the home. However, this only really works
with window units and will probably drive up utility bill costs.
Air heat source pumps
Air heat source pumps are not only an alternative to traditional air conditioning
systems, but they also offer a more eco-friendly way of heating your home.
Compared to conventional heating systems, air heat source pumps use about
three-quarters less electrical energy, which will instantly reduce your carbon
footprint. Installation costs tend to be higher, but the long-term savings you’ll
enjoy make it more the worthwhile.
They work by transferring heat from the air outside into your home, increasing
the temperature as it is pumped into each room. It passes through a number of
coil units, which are also known as blowers. While you cannot use an air heat
source pump to heat water in the same way as a boiler, it does offer a number of
You’ll enjoy better control over how you cool and heat your home, so it’s easier
to find the ideal temperature setting. Air heat source pumps are easier to install
compared to underfloor heating and radiator systems, and autonomous climate
control thermostat are constantly monitored to generate peak performance. Don’t forget that you should regularly service your air conditioning units annually, often before the warmer Summer months
How to keep warm during the winter
Are you thinking of installing an air to air heat source pump or air conditioning
system in your home or business? AAC are expert installers and our team can
help you choose the right unit to suit your domestic or commercial environment.
Get in touch today to arrange a free site survey and quote on email
or call 01707 32 55 66.