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Pennsylvania summers get hot and living without air conditioning is almost unthinkable. Choosing the best air conditioner for your home — and your budget — is an important consideration. Contact Leffler Energy to learn how we can help you choose the best air conditioning option for you.
We’ve compiled a guide on how to choose the right air conditioning system for your home. We’ve considered cost impacts and the type of home you may have. Before you have an air conditioning system installed, contact Leffler Energy so we can make sure your new system meets all your family’s needs.
Four types of air conditioning systems dominate the residential market. Each type is useful in its own way, but without information on the various types of systems, you may not know which one is right for you.
Portable air conditioners draw in hot or warm air, remove moisture and heat, and blow out cooled dry air. Some require a duct fixture or hose to be installed in the nearest window, while others are standalone units.
Portable air conditioning units are in a way an upgrade from window-mounted units. Able to be repositioned and sometimes only requiring a duct to be installed in a window, they are typically much easier to install than window units.
A ductless/mini-split air conditioning system acts like a heat pump without ductwork. They use an air compressor located outdoors to pull hot air in and blow out dry cool air.NOTE: A conduit hose connects the outdoor compressor to the indoor evaporator and air handling unit.
Ductless units are considered the most energy-efficient air conditioning systems on the market. They also can be installed in just about any home because they do not require expensive ductwork. For older homes — and those where it isn’t feasible to install ductwork — ductless systems are considered the ideal choice.
For those looking for the most efficient way to cool their homes, central air conditioning systems are the ideal choice. As long as you have ductwork already in the home, you can use the same infrastructure your furnace uses to heat your home to keep it comfortable in the hot Pennsylvania summer months.
Cool air is distributed evenly in every room, which means there’s only one single unit for your entire home. Most central air systems can also be controlled by return and supply registers in each room, so you can customize how cool or warm your home is based on individual needs.
One more important consideration — regardless of the type of system — is the size of the unit. Using an undersized system for your room or home will mean no relief from the hottest days. An oversized system may “short cycle,” meaning parts could wear out more quickly.
Whether you’re considering a ductless or central air-conditioning system, bringing in the right professionals is the most crucial factor in choosing the right solution for you and your home. Only a licensed professional can determine the best type, size, and placement of your air conditioning system.
To keep things cool, Leffler Energy has got your back—contact us today!