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Which Type of AC Installation is Right for Your Home?

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Determining the Right AC Installation for You

The official start of summer is quickly approaching, but the heat of summer is already here. Now, it’s more important than ever to have a properly functioning air conditioner. However, if yours isn’t running like it used to, it may be time to invest in a new unit. So, where do you start when it comes to AC installation? The first step is determining what type of air conditioning system you need. There are a few key things to keep in mind when shopping, here the cooling experts at Timothy Off share their insight.

Types of Air Conditioning Units to Consider

There are two main types of systems to consider: a central air conditioner or a ductless air conditioner (also known as a mini split.) The two systems have similarities, they both have a component indoors and outdoors. The indoor component captures the heat in your home and transfers it to the outdoor component, releasing it into the air outside. They have a few key differences however.

Central Air Conditioners: Send cool air through your ductwork and carry it throughout your home to cool the entire space. They use an air handler on your furnace to transfer cool air.

Ductless or Mini Split Air Conditioners: These are a newer technology that use an outdoor condenser and indoor fan unit to cool your home or business. They use a cable to transfer air. They don’t require ductwork or floor vents.

Factors to Consider When Buying a New AC Unit

When considering what type of system you need, look at your space and budget. Already have ductwork in your home? A central air conditioner can be a seamless switch. However, a mini air split air conditioner may be a better choice if you don’t have existing ductwork. When looking at cost, a central air conditioner is typically more affordable upfront, although a ductless system can be more efficient, saving you money in the long run. When it comes to appearances, a central air conditioner isn’t as noticeable in a home. A ductless system does require a vent in the ceiling or small unit on the wall to function. Depending on whether or not you want to see your air conditioner one may be a better choice than the other.

Professional AC Installation

It’s important to consult a professional once you’re ready to install a new air conditioning unit. At Timothy Off, our certified technicians can help. We offer commercial and residential HVAC services near West Chester, PA. Not only that, but we also sell air conditioning systems. We’re a one-stop-shop when it comes to AC installation.

Have questions? Reach out our team at 610-314-7030 for more information. We also provide complimentary in-home consultations and free estimates if you’re unsure what you need. Let our professional team help you get prepared for the summer. After all, it’s just going to continue to heat up around here!