How to Choose the Best Air Conditioner for Your Residence 

Building a new house? Upgrading your current system? Regardless of why you’re in the market for an air conditioner, you might shortly realize you have more choices than you initially thought. Read through this guide to help you measure four different options so you can find the ideal air conditioner in the U.S.. 

Central Air Conditioning 

This is what most people bring to mind when they picture air conditioning for the whole house. Central air conditioning sends air to every room with a system of ducts and registers. 

This might be right for you if: 

  • Your house has ductwork. 
  • You already have a furnace or air handler. 
  • You’re looking for quiet, convenient air conditioning. 

Air-Source Heat Pump 

In warm weather, heat pumps operate just like central air conditioners. Some models can also provide heat in cold weather. 

This might be good for you if: 

  • Your home has ductwork. 
  • Your reside in a climate with temperate weather during the winter. 
  • You want a single piece of equipment for all-season heating and cooling, rather than a regular furnace and air conditioner. 
  • Your house doesn’t have (or you don’t need) natural or propane gas. 
  • You’re looking for quiet, energy-efficient home comfort. 

Geothermal Heat Pump 

The ground below your feet remains at an even 55 degrees all year round. A geothermal heat pump taps into this constant supply of energy with underground loops for incredible heating and cooling efficiency. 

This can be right for you if: 

  • Your house utilizes ductwork. 
  • You want one piece of equipment for energy-efficient heating and cooling. 
  • You have enough land around your house for the subterranean loops. 

Ductless Mini-Split 

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

This could be right for you if: 

  • Your residence, or a recent addition to it, doesn’t have ductwork. 
  • You want an energy-efficient approach for heating and cooling individual spaces. 
  • You want to install zoning in your home. 

Not sure which kind of air conditioner you should purchase? Depend on the Experts at Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing for anything air conditioning! We can discuss your options and help you pick the best one for your family. Please contact us estimate now. 

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