With the recent heat waves we’ve been experiencing throughout the Delaware Valley and at the Jersey Shore it certainly feels like summer is here! Do you have an air conditioning system that you can rely on? If you’ve been thinking of making a switch, there are many types of air conditioners to choose from, and they all have different benefits to suit homeowner’s unique needs. Let’s take a look at some of the choices so that you can choose the best air conditioning unit for your home and family. Keep in mind that Oliver Heating & Cooling is here for all of your air conditioning repair and replacement needs. We’re proud to be the most trusted name in cooling in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware for over 50 years.
Central Air Conditioning
The best air conditioning unit if you want to cool your whole house is a central air conditioner. It uses ducts that connect to a condensing unit outside. The obvious benefit is that it uses the same system of ducts to cool your house as your heating unit. This makes it a fantastic choice if you already have a furnace. Also, a central air conditioner makes it easier to keep your whole house the same temperature.
If your home has moderate cooling and heating needs, a heat pump (especially the Oliver series) is a great option. It works by transferring thermal energy, removing heat from warmer areas, and replacing it with cool air using a refrigeration cycle. During the winter, the same unit can be used to remove cool air and replace it with warm air.
Ductless Mini-Split System
A ductless mini split is a good option if your home doesn’t already have ductwork or if you have added an addition. Unlike central air, it cools certain areas of your home separately. Typically, one air handler cools a single room, but it can cool multiple rooms if the space has an open layout and isn’t too large. With this type of system, you can install multiple air handlers to cool each room or zone in your home.
While Geothermal cooling systems can be more expensive to install initially, they offer a lot of benefits. For example, it’s one of the most energy-efficient options available because it uses stable temperatures from underground to cool and heat your home depending on the time of year. Also, a geothermal system requires minimal maintenance and tends to have a long life span.
Window Air Conditioner Units
When it comes to finding the best air conditioning unit, you want to steer clear of a window unit. Like a ductless system, it can only cool one room at a time. Unlike the mini split, though, it has to be mounted into a window. This makes your home more prone to air leakage because it’s impossible to completely seal an open window to keep the heat out and the cool air in. On top of that, a window air conditioner isn’t aesthetically pleasing or very energy efficient because it has to work overtime to cool even a small room.
Let the Pros at Oliver Help You Choose the Best Air Conditioning Unit
With so many options, it can be daunting to choose the best air conditioning unit to fit your needs. Thankfully, the team at Oliver Heating & Cooling is here to help. Our trained HVAC professionals can assist you with determining which unit will best suit your cooling needs. Call us today at 1-888-810-2681 to schedule an estimate.