There are various options available for replacing a cooling system in your home. Of course, you want to make sure you hire a reputable HVAC contractor when considering the different options. An excellent HVAC contractor specializes in HVAC maintenance, air conditioner repair, water heater repair service, and HVAC repair services, as well as installation of new HVAC units. If you have a central air conditioner unit 25 years old or older, it may be time to consider replacing the unit. Today’s air conditioners are much more energy-efficient and can save you money in the long run.
The best option to replace a central cooling system is to obtain a unit that does the same type of cooling. There are many high-quality brands of central air conditioner units, and, as mentioned above, these units are much more energy-efficient than the older models. Central air conditioning effectively cools your home and removes a large portion of the dust and pollen found in the air. When properly maintained and serviced, central air units can provide many years of reliable cooling.
There are other cooling options available for your home. You could install a mini-split air conditioner system, also called a ductless air conditioning system. This system is a hybrid of central air and a window air conditioner. A small condenser is located outside and connects via a conduit to an inside evaporator positioned on the wall or ceiling. The evaporator runs very quietly. The significant advantage of this system is that you can cool rooms individually, which saves energy costs.
You can also purchase portable air conditioners that can move from room to room. This moveable aspect allows flexibility, and you can cool individual rooms. The disadvantages are that these units are noisy and not energy efficient.
Another option is the installation of window air conditioners. These provide the ability to cool rooms individually, but they are noisy and more costly to operate than other systems. You also need to remove them before winter.
Finally, you can install an in-wall air conditioner. These don’t block a window like a window air conditioner, and these in-wall air conditioners can be larger, so they cool a larger space. These are available in energy-efficient models.