Are you planning to build a new home, or are you looking to upgrade your current home cooling system? Regardless of why you are in the market for an air conditioner, you may quickly find out that you have many more choices than you originally thought. Here are the four different types of cooling systems so you can select the ideal air conditioner for your needs in Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, or Fountain Hills.

Central Air Conditioning

This is what most people call to mind when they envision whole-home air conditioning. Central air conditioning circulates air throughout your whole home by utilizing a system of ducts and registers. Central air conditioning is the best solution for you if:

  • You want convenient and near-silent cooling
  • Your home has existing ductwork in place
  • You have an existing air handler

Air-Source Bidirectional Heat Pump

In the summer, heat pumps run similar to central air conditioners. Most heat pump models can also deliver heat in cold weather. Heat pumps will be best for you if:

  • You want a nearly noiseless home comfort system.
  • You desire energy-efficiency.
  • Your home has existing ductwork in place.
  • You can count on temperate winter weather.
  • You want a single piece of equipment capable of providing heating and cooling in any season.
  • Your do not want to utilize natural gas or propane gas.

Geothermal Heat Pump

If you drill down 100 feet below ground, ground temperature hovers at a relatively even temperature during the year. By using a geothermal heat pump, you can install an underground loop to use geothermal heating and cooling to get maximum efficiency. Geothermal heat pumps can be good for you if:

  • Your home has existing ductwork in place.
  • You want a single piece of equipment capable of providing heating and cooling in any season.
  • You have enough land around your home for the right size and amount of underground loops.

Ductless Mini-Split

ductless mini-split is a newer kind of heat pump. In a ductless mini-split design, an outdoor unit connects to an indoor blower unit attached to a wall or ceiling. Ductless mini-split systems eliminate any need for ductwork and keeps your windows secure. Ductless systems are best for you if:

  • Your home does not come with ductwork, and retrofitting ductwork would be cost-prohibitive or damaging to your floor plan.
  • You are looking for an energy-efficient method to heat and cool individual rooms.
  • You want to implement temperature zoning in individual rooms in your home.

Are you still not sure which kind of air conditioner you should buy? Call our licensed service experts at (480) 531-8624 with your questions!

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