Hate Hot And Sticky Summer Heat But Hate Large Air Conditioning Units? What To Know About Cooling Options

When the elderly live alone, their children worry about their HVAC systems, especially in extreme weather. Find ways a contractor can help your loved one here.

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Keeping Grandma Warm This Winter

Growing up, I practically lived at my maternal grandparents’ home. I ate most of my meals at this cozy, brick house in the country. My grandmother spoiled me when I was young. Every weekend, she took me shopping with her. And, I usually came home with something new. My grandfather played catch and checkers with me often. He was always a wonderful listener as well. Sadly, my grandpa passed away right before my thirteenth birthday. My grandma still lives in the house she shared with my granddad. During the winter, she used to build fires in her fireplace. However she relies exclusively on her central heating and air conditioning unit now. On this blog, I hope you will discover the ways an HVAC contractor can help keep your elderly loved ones warm this winter.


Hate Hot And Sticky Summer Heat But Hate Large Air Conditioning Units? What To Know About Cooling Options

10 July 2017
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When the hot and humid weather sets in throughout the summer and you don't have an air conditioner, it can become difficult to sleep, and you may not be able to get comfortable in your own home. If you are considering getting a new air conditioning unit but you aren't sure if you need or want a large central unit, there are some things you can talk with the heating and cooling professionals about first. Ask these questions to explore all your options:

Ask if Central Air is Needed

If your house isn't large or if it doesn't get too hot because it is positioned properly for good airflow, you may not need to have a large central air conditioning unit installed around your home. Talk with the installation contractor to see if you could instead use a small ductless unit in one area of the home and if that would be enough to take out the chill in the space. 

Get a Dehumidifier Installed

If feeling damp and sticky is more of a problem than feeling hot, talk with the HVAC expert about the dehumidification options that are available for your home. Sometimes, taking the moisture out of the air can be enough to make you feel cooler, and a great dehumidification system can be just as useful as the air conditioning system.

Utilize a Geothermal Heat Pump

A geothermal heat pump is a heating and cooling unit that uses the planet as a resource to heat and cool the home, and it also takes moisture out of the air. The geothermal heat pump will pull your hot and sticky air out of the home in the summer, and take heat from the planet and bring it into your home in the winter. This could be a great option to lower utility costs annually and to get the air conditioning solution you need.

The money that you will spend on an air conditioning unit is money that will be well spent because it will improve the value of your home and help you to be more comfortable at the same time. You'll want to find out what the costs will be for all of the options that you are considering, and then determine what unit will be the best for your home, and what unit will make you the most comfortable during the summer heat. 

Contact a company like C B Lucas Heating & Air Conditioning for more information and assistance.