How to Pick the Right Air Conditioner for Your House 

Building a new house? Upgrading your current equipment? Whatever the reason why you’re shopping for an air conditioner, you might soon realize you have more possibilities than you initially thought. Follow this guide to help you measure four different solutions so you can select the best air conditioner in the U.S.. 

Central Air Conditioning 

This is what most people bring to mind when they picture air conditioning for the complete house. Central air conditioning transfers air to every room through a system of ducts and registers. 

This could be great for you if: 

  • Your residence has ductwork. 
  • You already have a furnace or air handler. 
  • You’re seeking quiet, convenient operation. 

Air-Source Heat Pump 

In warm weather, heat pumps operate similar to central air conditioners. Some models can also offer heat when it’s cold. 

This could be good for you if: 

  • Your house has ductwork. 
  • Your reside in an area with warmer weather during the winter. 
  • You’re looking for a lone piece of equipment for year-round heating and cooling, in lieu of a regular furnace and air conditioner. 
  • Your residence doesn’t have (or you don’t desire) natural or propane gas. 
  • You’re seeking nearly silent, energy-efficient home comfort. 

Geothermal Heat Pump 

The ground below your feet hovers at a consistent 55 degrees throughout the year. A geothermal heat pump taps into this continuous source of energy with underground loops for excellent heating and cooling efficiency. 

This might be good for you if: 

  • Your residence has ductwork. 
  • You want 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 kind of heat pump. With ductless mini-splits, an outdoor unit connects to 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 ideal for you if: 

  • Your house, or an immediate expansion to it, doesn’t include ductwork. 
  • You want an energy-efficient solution for heating and cooling single rooms. 
  • You want to install zoning in your residence. 

Still unsure which kind of air conditioner you should buy? 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 choose the best one for your home. Please contact us estimate now. 

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