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Summer is quickly approaching here in New Jersey, and with it are thoughts of warm summer days, grilling out and kids searching the block for water balloon fights. Being at home more this season, however, means greater importance of a functional air conditioning system. If you have seen an increase in servicing needs and you notice higher energy bills, it may be time to replace your unit before the summer heat becomes oppressive.

HVAC technology has seen many improvements in the past few years. Many new units use R410a refrigerant, a much earth-friendlier option than R22, which has been responsible for some breakdown in the ozone layer according to the EPA. New units also tout more efficiency due to variable speed fans, better compressors, better ductwork made from more insulating materials, reduced noise, and smart thermostats.

When looking to replace an HVAC system, it is important to leave the job to professionals, such as the team at Heating Specialties. Faulty installation could mean a shorter lifespan for your unit, poor air quality, or an increase in energy bills. That being said, there are many options to choose from, including:

Central Air Conditioning

This may be what you have now and includes both indoor and outdoor units as well as ductwork to deliver either cool air or heat.

Ductless Air Conditioning

This includes multiple units placed on the walls of different rooms in your home. There are no ducts to consider and this type of system can create automatic zoning, a great way to heat and cool different rooms to different temperatures throughout the day for more energy savings.

Heat Pumps

Heat pumps are a popular choice for homeowners in New Jersey and can be a great energy-efficient option. This system works by switching the direction that it allows heat to flow, so both cooling and heating are possible. Geothermal heat pumps are also available and utilize the stable temperature in the ground below the frost line to heat and cool your home. Learn more about heat pump installation by the professionals at Heating Specialties.

If you live in Cumberland County or surrounding South Jersey communities and need help in deciding which system would work for your home, give the professionals at Heating Specialties a call at (866) 923-2653 . One of our team members can guide you through the decision process and help with installation to guarantee you are happy with your purchase. We are here to ensure that you stay cool this summer!