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How to Pick the Right Air Conditioner for Your House 

Building a new residence? Upgrading your present system? Whatever the reason why you’re in the market for an air conditioner, you could shortly learn you have more options than you first thought. Read through this information to help you weigh four different kinds so you can find the right air conditioner in the U.S.. 

Central Air Conditioning 

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

This could be great for you if: 

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

Air-Source Heat Pump 

In warm weather, heat pumps operate much like central air conditioners. Some models can also deliver heat when it’s cold. 

This might be ideal for you if: 

  • Your house has ductwork. 
  • Your home is in a climate with temperate 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 house doesn’t utilize (or you don’t need) natural or propane gas. 
  • You’re seeking quiet, energy-efficient home comfort. 

Geothermal Heat Pump 

The ground below your feet hovers at a stable 55 degrees throughout the year. A geothermal heat pump draws on this continuous well of energy with underground loops for excellent heating and cooling efficiency. 

This might be good for you if: 

  • Your house has ductwork. 
  • You’re looking for a single 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 an additional type of heat pump. With ductless mini-splits, an outdoor unit connects to an inside blower unit mounted 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 house, or an immediate add-on to it, doesn’t come with ductwork. 
  • You want an energy-efficient solution for heating and cooling individual rooms. 
  • You’re seeking to get zoning for your home. 

Don’t know which type of air conditioner you should purchase? Rely on the Experts at Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing for everything air conditioning! We can go over your options and help you choose the ideal one for your budget. Please contact us estimate now. 

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