How to Choose the Right Air Conditioner for Your Residence 

Building a new house? Upgrading your current system? Whatever the reason why you’re in the market for an air conditioner, you may shortly come to the conclusion that you have more options than you first thought. Use this guide to help you measure four different solutions so you can select the ideal air conditioner in the U.S.. 

Central Air Conditioning 

This is what most people call to mind when they envision air conditioning for the total house. Central air conditioning sends air to every room using a system of ducts and registers. 

This could be ideal for you if: 

  • Your residence has ductwork. 
  • You currently have a furnace or air handler. 
  • You’re looking for nearly noiseless, convenient air conditioning. 

Air-Source Heat Pump 

In hot weather, heat pumps work much like central air conditioners. Some models can also provide heat in the winter. 

This might be ideal for you if: 

  • Your house has ductwork. 
  • You live in a location with warmer weather during the winter. 
  • You’re looking for a lone piece of equipment for year-round heating and cooling, as opposed to a standard furnace and air conditioner. 
  • Your residence doesn’t utilize (or you don’t desire) natural or propane gas. 
  • You want nearly silent, energy-efficient home comfort. 

Geothermal Heat Pump 

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

This can be good for you if: 

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

Ductless Mini-Split 

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

This might be ideal for you if: 

  • Your residence, or a new addition to it, doesn’t have ductwork. 
  • You’re looking for an energy-efficient solution for heating and cooling single spaces. 
  • You want to add zoning to your residence. 

Don’t know which kind of air conditioner you should purchase? Rely on the Experts at Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing for all things air conditioning! We can discuss your options and help you select the best one for your needs. Please contact us estimate right away. 

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