Can I Add Heat To My Central Air System?

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Find yourself waking up in the middle of the night with your teeth chattering as you pull the covers up over your head to try to stay warm? Walk into your house after a long day at work only to realize you’d better leave that coat, hat and scarf on? Home heat is a simple luxury that most homeowners take for granted and whether your home’s heating system just isn’t producing enough warmth as you’d like, or that old system didn’t make it through the change in seasons, it’s absolutely necessary to start thinking about other options.

You already have a perfectly functioning central air conditioning system — wouldn’t it be nice if you could somehow have a heating system installed so that it’s integrated with your current equipment? See below to find out if it’s possible!

Adding Heating Equipment To An AC Unit

Luckily, the short answer is, “probably.” Most central air conditioning systems can handle the addition of heating equipment in some way, shape or form, and you can often use your existing ductwork to deliver warm air to the living areas of your house.

In many cases, heating systems can be purchased along with a kit that allows it to be attached to an existing air conditioning unit. The process often requires drilling some small holes and making a few connections, but with that said, it’s always best to leave it to the pros.

Is It Smart To Add Heat To An AC Unit?

Unfortunately, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all answer. In some cases, adding a heater to a current air conditioning system makes sense for homeowners, while it might be more cost-effective and energy-efficient to have a completely separate heating system installed in other cases.

It all depends on your unique heating desires, the size of your home and the current equipment you have installed.

Not sure what the best option is for your home? That’s where we come in!

Heating System Installation & Repair in Virginia Beach

Together, you and our heating service specialists can consider all fuel and heating system types to determine which makes the most sense. Discussing energy saving and efficiency levels, operational and maintenance costs in the beginning will ensure your long-term investment is the right one for you. Call American Mechanical today at (757) 347-8549.