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How to Pick the Best Air Conditioner for Your Residence 

Building a new residence? Upgrading your existing equipment? Whatever the reason why you’re in the market for an air conditioner, you may soon come to the conclusion that you have more possibilities than you first thought. Follow this info to help you compare four different types 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 total home. Central air conditioning moves air to every room through a system of ducts and registers. 

This may be great for you if: 

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

Air-Source Heat Pump 

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

This may be ideal for you if: 

  • Your home has ductwork. 
  • You live in an area with temperate weather during the winter. 
  • You’re looking for a lone piece of equipment for full-year heating and cooling, as opposed to a traditional 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 operation. 

Geothermal Heat Pump 

The ground under your feet remains at a stable 55 degrees throughout the year. A geothermal heat pump uses this constant source of energy with underground loops for excellent heating and cooling efficiency. 

This could be ideal for you if: 

  • Your house utilizes ductwork. 
  • You want a lone piece of equipment for energy-efficient heating and cooling. 
  • You have adequate land around your home for the buried loops. 

Ductless Mini-Split 

This is a second style 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 call for any ductwork and keeps your windows secure. 

This might be ideal for you if: 

  • Your home, or a new addition to it, doesn’t come with ductwork. 
  • You’re seeking an energy-efficient solution for heating and cooling single rooms. 
  • You want to install zoning in your home. 

Don’t know which type of air conditioner you should purchase? Trust the Experts at Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing for all things air conditioning! We can educate you on your options and help you pick the ideal one for your home. Please contact us estimate right away. 

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