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AC Rundown: Which System Is Right for You?

We have a brief moment of respite during the spring, where the weather is nice enough to go outside but it’s not nearly hot enough to need air conditioning services. Unfortunately, when we say that this moment of respite is “brief”, what we mean is that it’ll be over before you know it, and the scorching hot temperatures we’re used to during the summer will be in full swing.

Before those hot temperatures become our reality, it’s time to consider installing air conditioning in Birmingham, AL so that your home is prepared. Air conditioning is becoming more efficient and convenient every year and it’s becoming more of a reality that homes need to be well equipped for the summer temperatures.

Though, what type of air conditioner is right for you? Well, let’s take a closer look.

Three Unique Types

In this post, we’re going to cover three unique types of air conditioners that you potentially could have installed. Each one is different from the other in a multitude of ways, and we’ll be going over all the specifics so you can make the most informed decision possible.

Central Air Conditioners

Central AC units are the most common type of air conditioner in the United States, and that’s not for no reason. These systems are the most affordable and effective type of air conditioner that’s existed for the past twenty years. Reliable, efficient, affordable, and effective, the central air conditioner is meant for homeowners who have homes with ductwork that want a tried and tested cooling solution. Most, if not all, HVAC specialists know exactly how to service these systems so you’ll never be left hanging.

Ductless Air Conditioners

Also known as ductless mini-splits, these systems are a convenient and efficient way to keep your home cool this summer. Is your home lacking ductwork and you’re not in the market for a whole duct installation? No problem, you can utilize a ductless cooling solution that can keep your home cool without the need for air ducts. These systems function similarly to central air conditioners except they utilize up to four air handlers that will cool your home to a preset, customized temperature specific to the air handler. Gone are the days where your family would fight over the temperature listed on the thermostat. Now, each section of your home can have an air handler that will cool to your comfort specifics.

Heat Pumps

While technically ductless air conditioners are considered heat pumps, heat pumps can also work with your duct system if you do have air ducts. Heat pumps run on electricity and function similarly to the last two air conditioners, except they can also run in heating mode as well. When you flip the switch to heating mode, you instantly have a system that can provide quality heating for your home during the fall and winter. Are you getting frustrated looking for a heating system as well as a cooling system? Well, perhaps its time to kill two birds with one stone and invest in a heat pump. While they generally cost more than a central air conditioning unit, they’re absolutely worth it in their customized, year-round comfort.

Call the team at Sullivan Service Co for your professional AC installation today!

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