When you have decided that the installation of an air conditioning system is the upgrade that your home is needing, you will want to be sure to pair the right type of system to your home's particular cooling needs and requirements.
The addition of window units may be one of the first considerations that homeowners have. While window units can be very affordable and simple to install, they will have a fairly limited cooling capacity. This can make them primarily suited to smaller homes or for those that are only needing to cool a single room. While it is possible to install window units in multiple rooms, this may quickly become very costly due to the amount of energy that each of these units will need to use. Furthermore, these systems can be extremely maintenance-intensive as each unit will need to have its filter cleaned regularly and the units will have to be serviced every couple of years to keep them functioning efficiently.
Central Air Conditioning Systems
For those that are needing to cool a larger home, a central air conditioning system can be essential. These systems will be able to provide effective cooling for much larger spaces, and they will allow you to set a standard temperature for the entire home's interior. In order to install these units, ducting and vents will need to be installed throughout the home so that the cool air can be pumped into the building. As a result, this can be one of the more costly and disruptive types of air conditioning systems to install, but it will be able to provide the most effective cooling for medium and larger structures.
Ductless Air Conditioning Units
There are some homes that may have intensive cooling needs but that may lack the interior space for the ducting to be installed. These homes may benefit from choosing to install ductless air conditioning systems. These systems will utilize small tubes to transport the air into the home, which can avoid the need for bulky ducting. However, ductless air conditioning units will have relatively limited cooling output due to constraints on the amount of air that can be pushed through the smaller tubes. As a result, larger homes may need to install several of these units in order to cool the entire structure. Luckily, these systems are more energy-efficient than standard window units, and the use of multiple ductless air conditioning units can allow for you to create a zoned cooling strategy for the home's interior.
Contact a company like Nick Dolinic Heating & Cooling in your area to learn more.