How to Select the Ideal Air Conditioner for Your Residence 

Building a new home? Upgrading your current unit? Regardless of why you’re in the market for an air conditioner, you may shortly realize you have more possibilities than you initially thought. Follow this guide to help you compare four different options so you can choose the ideal air conditioner in the U.S..

Central Air Conditioning

This is what many people bring to mind when they picture air conditioning for the complete home. Central air conditioning transfers air to every room through a system of ducts and registers.

This might be great for you if:

    • Your residence has ductwork.
    • You already have a furnace or air handler.
    • You’re seeking nearly silent, convenient cooling.

Air-Source Heat Pump

In warm weather, heat pumps work just like central air conditioners. Some models can also deliver heat in the winter.

This may be right for you if:

    • Your home has ductwork.
    • Your home is in an area with mild weather during the winter.
    • You’re looking for a single piece of equipment for all-season heating and cooling, rather than a regular furnace and air conditioner.
    • Your residence doesn’t utilize (or you don’t need) natural or propane gas.
    • You’re seeking quiet, energy-efficient heating and cooling.

Geothermal Heat Pump

The ground beneath your feet hovers at an even 55 degrees during the year. A geothermal heat pump draws on this ongoing supply of energy with underground loops for fantastic heating and cooling efficiency.

This could be right for you if:

    • Your home uses ductwork.
    • You’re looking for a lone piece of equipment for energy-efficient heating and cooling.
    • You have ample land around your residence for the underground loops.

Ductless Mini-Split

This is another type of heat pump. With ductless mini-splits, an outdoor unit links to an inside blower unit fixed to a wall or ceiling. This doesn’t need any ductwork and keeps your windows secure.

This might be right for you if:

    • Your residence, or an immediate expansion to it, doesn’t have ductwork.
    • You’re seeking an energy-efficient method for heating and cooling separate rooms.
    • You’re seeking to add zoning to your residence.

Not sure which style of air conditioner you should buy? Depend on the Experts at Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing for anything air conditioning! We can talk through your options and help you select the ideal one for your home. Please contact us estimate now.

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