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Choose the AC System That’s Right for You

ac-and-ventilation-graphicDid you know that there are other types of air conditioners aside from window units and central AC systems? We’re sorry, we didn’t mean to blow your mind. There have been a lot of advancements in technology for the HVAC industry over the last decade. We’d like to talk about some of these advancements and where they can fit into your life–and your home.

Some homes are just not well-equipped for a central air conditioner. Window units are only applicable for small apartments and one room cooling needs. For everyone else, and there are a lot of people out there who fall under this category, there are heat pumps and ductless mini splits.

If this is the first time you’re hearing about these new types of air conditioners, don’t worry. We’ll go into details about how they work and why they could be your perfect AC installation in San Ramon.

Choosing the Right System

When deciding which air conditioner to choose for your home, there are specific things to keep in mind. This is not a one-size-fits-all type of situation, and you’re not going to be able to settle on just the “system that everyone else has too.” Don’t be ashamed if a central air conditioner isn’t right for your house, even though it is for your neighbor. Different strokes for different folks!

Central Air Conditioners

When you think of an air conditioner, you probably think of a central AC. These units are incredibly powerful and efficient for what they do. By cycling refrigerant from an evaporator coil to a condenser coil, a central air conditioner draws in heat from your interior air and disperses it outside. Then, the cooled air that’s created is pushed through your air ducts so that it is dispersed throughout your home. It’s a nifty process that’s energy-efficient and simple. Central air conditioners are:

  • Affordable
  • Effective
  • Efficient

Heat Pumps

Heat pumps use the same technology of a central air conditioner with one huge difference—they can cycle refrigerant in reverse! No, we’re not talking about dumping hot air into your home during the summertime, we’re talking about this same system being an effective heating unit during the wintertime! These dual-purpose systems are incredibly efficient and effective at what they do. Think about a heat pump if you’d like a system that’s:

  • A Heating and Cooling System
  • Perfect for Mild Winters
  • Efficient

Ductless Mini Split

What happens when you want an air conditioning solution but don’t have access to air ducts? Some homes are too small or too old for intrusive ductwork to be installed. That’s no problem! Ductless mini splits are heat pumps that work via individual air handlers that are mounted on your walls. There can be up to four of them per household. These systems provide a heat pump experience without the need for air ducts, granting you the efficient cooling and heating solution you want. Look into a ductless mini split if you’d like an air conditioner that’s:

  • Without Air Ducts
  • Highly Efficient
  • Customized for Each Room

Don’t hesitate to invest in one of these amazing systems today.

At Comfy Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. we’ve got you covered. Call us for a new AC installation today!

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