How to Pick the Ideal Air Conditioner for Your Home 

Building a new house? Upgrading your existing system? Regardless of why you’re looking for an air conditioner, you may soon come to the conclusion that you have more alternatives than you first thought. Follow this information to help you compare four different solutions so you can find the best air conditioner in Birmingham. 

Central Air Conditioning 

This is what most people bring to mind when they picture air conditioning for the complete home. Central air conditioning moves air to every room using a system of ducts and registers. 

This could be great for you if: 

  • Your house has ductwork. 
  • You currently have a furnace or air handler. 
  • You want quiet, convenient operation. 

Air-Source Heat Pump 

In hot weather, heat pumps run just like central air conditioners. Many models can also deliver heat in the winter. 

This may be good for you if: 

  • Your house has ductwork. 
  • Your home is in a location with temperate weather during the winter. 
  • You’re looking for one piece of equipment for year-round heating and cooling, in lieu of a standard furnace and air conditioner. 
  • Your residence doesn’t use (or you don’t need) natural or propane gas. 
  • You’re seeking nearly noiseless, energy-efficient home comfort. 

Geothermal Heat Pump 

The ground under your feet stays at an even 55 degrees throughout the year. A geothermal heat pump takes advantage of this ongoing supply of energy with underground loops for fantastic heating and cooling efficiency. 

This can be right for you if: 

  • Your home uses ductwork. 
  • You want one piece of equipment for energy-efficient heating and cooling. 
  • You have ample land around your residence for the subterranean loops. 

Ductless Mini-Split 

This is another kind of heat pump. With ductless mini-splits, an outdoor unit links to an indoor blower unit installed to a wall or ceiling. This doesn’t call for any ductwork and keeps your windows protected. 

This might be good for you if: 

  • Your home, or a recent add-on to it, doesn’t come with ductwork. 
  • You’re seeking an energy-efficient approach for heating and cooling single areas. 
  • You’re looking to add zoning to your house. 

Don’t know which kind of air conditioner you should buy? Rely on the Experts at Norrell Service Experts for anything air conditioning! We can go over your options and help you choose the best one for your family. Please contact us estimate now. 

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