When your home needs an air conditioner installation or replacement, there are various air conditioning solutions to choose from. Some work better than others. The best way to find out what works most effectively for you is to consult with PFO Heating & Air Conditioning.
Our NATE certified technicians have a thorough understanding of how to best meet your cooling needs. We prioritize energy efficiency while staying within your budget. We only have the best technicians on staff who aim to provide you with exceptional services. When working with us, you will find that we are professional, friendly, and offer honest prices. We service Hamilton NJ and the neighboring areas. Call today to schedule a free in-home consultation.
AC Solutions: Central Air Conditioners, Ductless Air Conditioning, & Window AC Units
There are many types of air conditioning systems on the market. The three most popular AC systems, however, are; central air conditioners, window air conditioners, and mini-split ductless air conditioners. Each of these space-cooling systems has pros and cons that every property owner needs to know about before they pick any one of them. Read on to learn more about the pros and cons of these air conditioning systems.
Window AC Units
Window air conditioners have one significant benefit over other types of air conditioning systems; they are simple and cheap to install. The equipment is not expensive. Homes place them on a window or an exterior wall to cool a room.
However, window air conditioners have several disadvantages. For starters, window AC’s can only cool a single room. If you want to cool several rooms, you will have to install a window AC unit in each of those rooms. This setup is incredibly costly. At times, it is impossible since some rooms may not have a window to install the unit.
Window AC units are noisy. The reason is that the condenser and the evaporator are in a single unit. You will have to deal with the noise that the window AC unit makes.
A window air conditioner will block natural light from getting into the room. If the room only has one window, you will need to turn on the lights, even during the day.
Window AC’s pose a security and health risk. They pose a health risk because the condensation from the unit may lead to mold formation and buildup. Mold spores lead to poor air quality, and they put you at risk of developing health problems. Secondly, as their name suggests, homeowners place these units on the window. Thieves can easily dismantle them, giving them an entry point to your home.
As you can see, window are conditioners are inefficient and costly to have in the long run. They are, therefore, not the best air conditioning system for your home. Homeowners should consider installing ductless or central AC systems instead.
Central Air Conditioners
Central AC systems are the most popular cooling system in US homes. This is because they are efficient and reliable. These systems also ensure that your home will have a consistent temperature throughout the year, meaning that they enhance home comfort all-year-round.
Another advantage of these systems is that their ductwork works for both space heating and cooling. They also have a robust filtration system, which helps to improve indoor air quality. Also, for homes with ductwork, the initial central air replacement cost is much cheaper than other cooling solutions.
One of the cons of a central air conditioner installation is the need for an elaborate air duct system that requires regular cleanings to prevent the buildup of mold and bacteria. Also, if you do not have a network of ducts in your home, it is a costly and time-consuming process to add them.
Central AC systems also consume a lot of energy. The HVAC technician has to size the air conditioner for it to cool your home correctly. Therefore, it is vital to leave the vents open, so you do not stress the unit. Consequently, it will cool rooms that are not frequently in use, resulting in a higher energy bill. Also, cool air can escape through the ducts, resulting in more energy losses.
Regardless, when you analyze these pros and cons, you realize that central air conditioners give homeowners great value for money. After all, homeowners will enjoy maximum home comfort as well as high indoor air quality. However, out of all the cooling solutions, ductless air conditioners provide an enhanced comfort level and an extremely energy efficient option for homes.
Ductless Air Conditioners
These units, or mini-split ductless AC units, are a great cooling option because they do not use any air ducts. The system comes with two major components: the air handler and evaporator. The HVAC technician will install the latter on the inner wall and install the condenser outdoors. Refrigerant tubing and electrical power cables link the two units.
Ductless AC units are easy to install because you only need to install the condenser outdoors and the air handler on the inner wall of the room. Ductless air conditioners are also flexible as the HVAC technician can install the indoor unit/air handler high up on the wall and out of the way. There are a few installation options to choose from. Since they do not require ducts, your home does not have to undergo a significant construction effort like it would when installing ducts. It is an excellent option for homes where the existing ductwork cannot extend or for small areas or zones. You can add as many zones to your home as necessary.
Ductless air conditioners are much more energy efficient than window ACs and central air conditioners. A ductless AC cools one zone at a time. You can turn off the unit when leaving a room, as you only need to cool the zone that is in use. Therefore, they do not have the same energy losses that central air conditioning systems and window units have. Ductless A/C units have high SEER ratings and sophisticated filtration systems that improve indoor air quality. Be sure to hire a competent HVAC installer to help you find the AC system that can meet your space-cooling needs at home.
Hamilton Air Conditioner Installation
PFO Heating & Air Conditioning offers trusted and affordable HVAC services for commercial and residential properties. You can count on us to deliver exceptional services for your heating or cooling repair, tune-up, or installation.
We will provide you with the best AC installation cost as well as the best central air conditioner prices. Our services are second to none.
Call us today to inquire more about the services that we offer or to schedule a free consultation. We will gladly take the time to answer any questions and provide the best solutions for your cooling needs. Call now!
Some of the areas we service include Allentown, Hamilton, Princeton, Trenton, and these zip codes: 08501, 08619, 08540, 08601 as well as all surrounding areas in Mercer County, New Jersey.
PFO Heating & Air Conditioning is proud to represent Mitsubishi and Carrier as an authorized dealer. In fact, we are among the few providers in NJ to hold a Carrier Presidents Award Dealer distinction. When this happens, it means that Carrier recognizes the services that we provide our customers to go above and beyond. We aim to provide exceptional customer service and expertise. We are happy to represent such prestigious and outstanding manufacturers such as Carrier and Mitsubishi because their impressive heaters and air conditioners are reliable, perform well, and are extremely energy efficient. To learn about Carrier systems, click here. To learn about Mitsubishi systems, click here.