With summer practically upon us, it’s important that you get your home ready for the coming heat. Air conditioning maintenance is a good idea to make sure that your system is prepared for the added strain. For some, though, no amount of maintenance will be enough to make it worth keeping their current air conditioner for another season. If you’re in the market for a new air conditioning system, there are a number of different options to consider. Let’s go over some of those choices below.
Central Air Conditioning
Central air conditioners continue to be among the most popular air conditioning models in the country. They’re affordable, versatile, and provide a good all-around performance in many different kinds of home situations. Chances are, you’ve lived in a home with central air conditioning before. If you want to stick with that same experience, there’s nothing wrong with doing so.
Central air conditioning does have a couple of disadvantages associated with it. The all-or-nothing approach to cooling common to all centralized systems tends to waste energy cooling rooms that don’t need it. It can also create hot and cold spots around a home. For most people, though, these minor inconveniences are not enough to dissuade them from taking advantage of the systems’ better qualities.
Heat pumps are basically just air conditioners that can also provide heating functions. They do this by changing the direction that refrigerant flows through the system. Many homeowners like using heat pumps instead of the more traditional two-system configuration for climate control. After all, it saves a lot of space and money to use one climate control system for both heating and cooling throughout the year instead of two. Heat pumps wear down much more quickly than most air conditioners, because they’re used much more often. As such, they need to receive maintenance twice a year to stay in good condition for as long as possible.
Ductless Mini Splits
A ductless mini split is a heat pump that doesn’t use ducts. Instead it is comprised of smaller air handlers that each condition the room in which they are installed. Each air handler has its own thermostat, which allows it to operate with a degree of autonomy from the rest of the system. If you are looking for a system that can provide you with a greater degree of control over the climate from room to room, a ductless mini split might be the perfect option. Like all heat pumps, ductless mini splits are able to offer both heating and cooling functions. One consideration for installing a new ductless system, though, is that they often require a bit more construction work to install than other systems. Most homes are not already outfitted to use ductless mini splits.
Speedy Air Conditioning Service installs and services air conditioning systems of all kinds. If you’re looking for a reliable HVAC contractor for Vero Beach, FL, we are here to meet all your HVAC needs. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our professional technicians.