How to Choose the Ideal Air Conditioner for Your Home 

Building a new house? Upgrading your current unit? Regardless of why you’re in the market for an air conditioner, you could soon come to the conclusion that you have more choices than you first thought. Go through this info to help you weigh four different types so you can choose the best air conditioner in the U.S..

Central Air Conditioning

This is what most people think of when they envision air conditioning for the full home. Central air conditioning sends air to every room through a system of ducts and registers.

This may be great for you if:

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

Air-Source Heat Pump

In warm weather, heat pumps operate similar to central air conditioners. A lot of models can also offer heat in the winter.

This may be right for you if:

    • Your home has ductwork.
    • You live in a location with mild weather during the winter.
    • You want a single piece of equipment for all-season heating and cooling, rather than a traditional furnace and air conditioner.
    • Your house doesn’t use (or you don’t want) natural or propane gas.
    • You’re looking for nearly noiseless, energy-efficient operation.

Geothermal Heat Pump

The ground beneath your feet hovers at a consistent 55 degrees during the year. A geothermal heat pump draws on this continuous well of energy with underground loops for fantastic heating and cooling efficiency.

This could be right for you if:

    • Your home utilizes ductwork.
    • You’re looking for one piece of equipment for energy-efficient heating and cooling.
    • You have adequate land around your home for the subterranean loops.

Ductless Mini-Split

This is a second style of heat pump. With ductless mini-splits, an outdoor unit hooks up with an indoor blower unit mounted to a wall or ceiling. This doesn’t call for any ductwork and keeps your windows secure.

This could be right for you if:

    • Your house, or an immediate expansion to it, doesn’t include ductwork.
    • You want an energy-efficient approach for heating and cooling individual spaces.
    • You want to get zoning for your home.

Don’t know which kind of air conditioner you should buy? Turn to the Experts at Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing for everything air conditioning! We can talk through your options and help you choose the best one for your needs. Please contact us estimate today.

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