There was a time when choosing a central air conditioning system for a home was straightforward, since there was little in the way of variety available. Professionals still needed to size the unit for the home and then take care of the actual installation work, but almost all ACs were split systems that used an outdoor condenser unit and an indoor evaporator and air handler connected to ductwork.
Today you have more choices when it comes to air conditioning. And with more choices comes some confusion. Which is the right unit for your home? Below are some of the air conditioning options available to you.
- Standard split units: There’s nothing wrong installing a traditional central air conditioning system. If you have a home with an extensive duct network already in place, this is often the best of your choices.
- Ductless mini splits: Rapidly gaining in popularity across the country, ductless mini splits offer energy efficiency, zone control, an increase in indoor air quality, and many other advantages that come with the lack of ductwork. A ductless mini split works especially well for older homes without room for ducts and for new home construction.
- Package units: This is essentially a “non-split” air conditioner, in which the condenser and evaporator are housed within a single outdoor unit. These are popular with businesses, but can sometimes benefit homes.
- High efficiency systems: Of course everyone wants an AC that works at high efficiency, but there are special units on the market today that can achieve remarkable levels of energy savings. But you need to be certain that these units are matched well to your home before deciding to install one.
To get started with selecting your new air conditioning system, contact HVAC professionals who will help you make the best choice that will fit with your comfort needs and budget.
If you are looking for exceptional customer service, call Russell’s Heating & Air Conditioning. We offer air conditioning installation in Cherry Valley, CA.