How to Tell if Your AC is Broken
How to Tell if Your AC is Broken

April 27, 2015


When most people think of air conditioning systems, they usually envision a centralized system: a single unit producing cool air which is then distributed throughout your home via a series of ducts. It benefits from a single main unit and relatively straightforward operating procedure, but it’s not the only AC system out there. Nor is it the only system you should consider for your home. In Sacramento, CA, our summers can be quite brutal. Here are 2 alternatives to traditional air conditioning that you may want to think about now, before the summer starts in earnest.

Ductless Air Conditioning

Ductless systems eliminate the need for bulky ducts and tubes to circulate the air. Instead, multiple units are placed throughout your house, each one capable of cooling a single room or section. In addition to eliminating the problems associated with ducts, these systems allow you to tailor the temperature in each room: higher in some and lower in others depending on your needs. You can even turn off the air conditioning in parts of the home that you aren’t using, saving you a great deal of money on monthly bills.

Heat Pumps

Heat pumps are a variation of traditional HVAC systems that provide both heating and cooling in one cost-saving package. In the summer, they act as a traditional air conditioning system, and in the winter, they pull heat in from the outside air to warm your home. They’re less expensive to operate than traditional air conditioners, and they’re extremely easy to use as well. Heat pumps make a particularly good fit for Sacramento residents, since they function best in mild winters.

Whatever your circumstances, if you’d like to discuss a possible alternative to traditional air conditioning, then the professionals at Bronco PHA are standing by to help. Give us a call today!