Commonwealth Cooling & Heating serves Lorton, VA and the surrounding areas. Their technicians can install, maintain or repair your air conditioning unit or your entire HVAC system. The size, architectural style or age of the home does not make a difference. They can install systems in multi-story or multi-family houses as well. They would like to introduce you to highlights of AC units and HVAC systems available to homeowners today. Investing in new technologies saves you money while you keep your home cool and comfortable.

One new type of AC unit is passive dehumidification. The air passes through three separate coil systems to dehumidify the air. It accomplishes this without using any extra electricity at all. Using a ceiling fan allows for even more energy savings.

Home automation used to be the stuff of science fiction. It is here and saving money for many homeowners. A central control panel is wired to the doors, security system, HVAC system, entertainment system, interior/exterior lights and curtains. The system opens and closes curtains to curb or take advantage of the sun's UV rays. You can program the system to start your oven at a specific time so you arrive home to a cooked meal. Unlock your door to let a friend or repair person in. There is far more the system can do to save energy for your home.

Residential zoning turns each room or section of the home into a single zone. Your AC unit's main system is not modified in any way. Special dampers are installed in the ducting system. Thermostats signal electric motors to open or close according to the temperature or time you set at a control unit. You can override the system at any time.

Ductless AC units are far less expensive than a whole house HVAC system. No ducts need to be installed in walls or in the attic. One unit is installed on an inside wall. The other side of the unit sits on a concrete slab or stand outside. A single pipe runs between the units. One hole is all that is needed to deliver the refrigerant to the inside unit. This means in older and heritage homes that air conditioning is possible without damaging or changing the structure. Since different sizes are available, you can customize each room's cooling and heating requirements. Each room's occupant has the ability to choose his or her own temperature.

Solar/grid hybrid units are on the market that accepts both grid and solar power. These units report energy savings of up to 60 percent. That is a significant amount in any climate.

Proper insulation, energy saving appliances and maintenance tips are all part of the services provided by Commonwealth Cooling & Heating. Homeowners in Lorton, VA, can have lower utility bills and a cool, comfortable home at the same time. With proper maintenance, your system will deliver the highest quality indoor air to you and your family.