How to Choose the Best Air Conditioner for Your Home
August, 12th, 2020
There are many options when it comes to air conditioning units for your home. The best choice for you will probably be different than the best choice for someone living in a different home, and each one requires different maintenance and repair services, which is something to keep in mind. Here’s what you need to know about the types of air conditioners available so you can pick an option that will work well for you.
Portable Air Conditioners
These are considered by many to be a last resort of air conditioning. If you don’t have central A/C, can’t install it, and don’t have a window that can work with a window air conditioner, then this is the air conditioning unit for you.
Window Air Conditioners
If you are renting or cannot retrofit your home for central air conditioning, this is the type of unit you’ll want to buy. Make sure you follow manufacturer instructions to install it so it doesn’t come crashing out of your window.
Central Air Conditioning
This is the best known type of air conditioning in the United States. It involves an outdoor unit that cools air, which is then pumped through ductwork by the fan from the furnace. Air conditioning installation can be a bit time-consuming, but it’ll be worth it to cool your whole home.
Hybrid/Heat Pump Air Conditioning
These air conditioning units work by pumping hot air out of your home in the summer and into your home in the winter. They can switch between gas and electricity, depending on which is most efficient at the moment, so they save you money and still keep you cool.
Ductless Mini-Split A/C Units
This air conditioning option allows you to cool parts of your home without cooling the entire house. If you only need to cool one or two rooms or areas at a time, it can save you money. You can usually have up to four inside registers connected to one outdoor unit.
Weatherford Air Conditioning Experts
If you’re not sure which of the above types of air conditioners to choose, call our team at Lightfoot Mechanical today! We’ll help you choose the best of all the air conditioning units so you can stay cool all summer long.