Everybody loves New Mexico weather, and if you don’t, well give it 20 minutes and you may have something different. That’s what’s so great about the Land of Enchantment, but it can also be very frustrating when you’re trying to figure out whether to heat or cool your home. It can be cold in the morning with an afternoon that seems like the beginning of summer. Switching back and forth from heating to cooling can be easy if you have a system that can do that, but if you don’t you will be guaranteed some of the time will be uncomfortable because it’s too hot or too cold and you don’t have the capability to switch back and forth easily.
What types of systems can make you comfortable all the time?
Refrigerated Air Conditioning
A refrigerated air conditioner gives you the flexibility to easily switch from heating to cooling and back and forth. If you feel cold in the morning you can run the heater and if it warms up in the afternoon you can switch the thermostat to run the air conditioner. This type of HVAC system is becoming more and more popular in New Mexico. And with the right thermostat you can set a target temperature that can be maintained at all times. If it gets too hot it will cool, if it gets too cool it will heat, simple right? There are even thermostats now that can be linked to your smartphone for full control of your home. If you don’t have refrigerated air, but would like more info, learn more about converting to refrigerated air and see if this is a good option for you.
Ductless Mini Split Systems
This is a great option for homes that do not have gas available, have no ductwork, or want the option for zoning. Ductless Air Conditioners require a unit to be installed on the wall or in the ceiling in each room and an outdoor unit that can be placed on the roof or outside on the ground. They are extremely efficient and all electric (no gas). If the kids grew up and moved to college or if there are rooms in your home that you rarely use you can minimize energy usage by not heating and cooling those rooms when you’re not using them.
This is a great option for many Santa Fe residents because there are a lot of homes in Santa Fe that don’t have ductwork or weren’t originally designed to have air conditioning. Adding a mini split system can be a great way to stay comfortable in your home.
Any of these systems can keep you comfortable around the clock in any season. You can count on TLC to provide you with solutions that meet your needs and your budget. If you have any questions, need an air conditioner installed, or would like to schedule a free estimate please give us a call at 505-761-9644 or in Santa Fe at 505-471-0119.