Choosing the Right AC for Your Home

Homes and their air conditioners need to be fitted properly. We’re not just talking about having an air conditioner sized correctly for the volume of air in your home. We’re talking about choosing the right model, a system with high efficiency ratings, and also a unit that’s going to last for a long time. Your money should go a long way in this industry, and that’s what we’re here to help you with.

If you’re a prospective AC owner, or perhaps a new homeowner who is looking into purchasing an AC installation in Sarasota, FL, then you’re in the right place. We’re concerned with getting homeowners the right unit for their home, which depends on a variety of factors they need to consider. You should consider the location of your home, the relative humidity of your home, and even the layout of the rooms in your home. We’ll help you choose the right air conditioner.

Central Air Conditioners

Central air conditioners are the gold standard of AC systems. They work incredibly well, they’re getting more efficient every year, and they’re some of the most affordable units on the market. That makes them winners in almost every category.

If you just want a standard AC system to cool your entire home, then this is the unit for you.

Choosing the Right AC for Your Home

Heat Pumps

Heat pumps are wonderful for new homeowners or for people in our area who need a cooling system that can also work as a heating system. Heat pumps can run in reverse, which means they can draw in heat from the outside and disperse it indoors so you get adequate heating at an affordable rate.

Switch between heating and cooling modes at the flip of a switch and have your entire home comfortable in just a few minutes with a heat pump.

Ductless Mini Splits

If you don’t have ductwork, you’re not out of luck. In fact, you might be in luck, because ductless mini splits are powerful and efficient HVAC systems that can both heat and cool your home for the entire year. These units can also be placed strategically around your home so that they cool specific homes to your comfort standards.

Ductless mini splits might have a higher price tag than other heating and cooling systems on the market, but they make up for it in versatility and energy efficiency!

Things to Consider

Not every system is going to be a good choice for every home. For starters, if your home deals with a lot of humidity, then no matter which model you choose, you’re going to run into a few more problems than you would otherwise. Try coupling your air conditioner with a dehumidifier for maximized results, so your AC can focus on cooling and your dehumidifier can remove the moisture out of the air that would otherwise bog down your air conditioner.

Likewise, it’s important to think about the positioning of your rooms. If you’ve got one large, open living room with a loft, for instance, a central air conditioner might be more effective at keeping your home cool than several ductless mini splits all trying to work hard at cooling this space.

Why not call today to have an assessment done so we can discuss which solution is right for you!

Contact Jim McDonald & Sons Heating & Cooling Inc. for proper AC services. Cooling Sarasota and Manatee Counties since 1970.