How to Choose the Best Air Conditioner for Your Residence 

Building a new residence? Upgrading your existing equipment? Whatever the reason why you’re shopping for an air conditioner, you could soon realize you have more possibilities than you originally thought. Read through this information to help you compare four different kinds so you can find the ideal air conditioner in the U.S.. 

Central Air Conditioning 

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

This may be great for you if: 

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

Air-Source Heat Pump 

In the summer, heat pumps work similar to central air conditioners. Some models can also provide heat in the winter. 

This may be ideal for you if: 

  • Your home has ductwork. 
  • Your home is in a climate with temperate weather during the winter. 
  • You want a single piece of equipment for full-year heating and cooling, as opposed to a traditional furnace and air conditioner. 
  • Your house doesn’t use (or you don’t need) natural or propane gas. 
  • You’re seeking nearly silent, energy-efficient heating and cooling. 

Geothermal Heat Pump 

The ground under your feet remains at an even 55 degrees all year round. A geothermal heat pump draws on this constant well of energy with underground loops for incredible heating and cooling efficiency. 

This can be right for you if: 

  • Your home uses ductwork. 
  • You want a single 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 type of heat pump. With ductless mini-splits, an outdoor unit links to an indoor blower unit mounted to a wall or ceiling. This doesn’t need any ductwork and keeps your windows protected. 

This may be right for you if: 

  • Your home, or an immediate add-on to it, doesn’t come with ductwork. 
  • You’re looking for an energy-efficient method for heating and cooling individual rooms. 
  • You’re seeking to get zoning for your home. 

Still unsure which style of air conditioner you should get? Trust the Experts at Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing for everything air conditioning! We can go over your options and help you choose the right one for your needs. Please contact us estimate now. 

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