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What Type of Air Conditioner Is Right for My Plano Home?

Posted on: June 7, 2016

Ready for a professional air conditioner installation for your Plano home? If so, excellent! Newer systems can provide better energy-efficiency and are overall just better at meeting your cooling needs. But when you’re looking for that perfect cooling solution, you might come to the same realization as many of our patrons. There are a lot of air conditioning systems out there!

So which type is the right fit for you and your home? It depends! There are a lot of variables at play and it has a lot to do with what exactly you want out of your air conditioner. Plus, some types of homes are just better suited to certain cooling methods. But worry not, our certified experts aren’t going to leave you in the dark! We can help you choose the best fit for your Texas home, guaranteed.

Air Conditioner Types: The Basics

Our team specializes in four particular cooling system types. Each works a bit differently, though all of them are a great fit for a Plano home. That’s why we specialize in them! You might consider:

  • Central air conditioners. Traditional and beefy, a central system powerfully provides quality cooling by drawing warm air out of the home, cycling it, and then expelling it from your home. Additionally, cool air will be blown across evaporator coils, pushing cooler, better quality air. Many homes use central air and it can handle pretty much all of your cooling needs.
  • Ductless cooling systems. Ductless cooling has been gaining ground in popularity for years now. These are particularly sought out by those that lack the capability to utilize ductwork for cooling and provide a unique solution. An exterior unit works in tandem with indoor units that all operate independently. This means you can utilize “zoning”, the ability to cool certain areas according to your needs. Ductless systems are very efficient and offer plenty of cooling power.
  • Heat Pumps. Heat pumps pull air from the outside, cool it, and then cycle it through your home while also dragging warm air out. The system usually works with forced-air and is particularly effective at cooling in warm, hot, and humid areas. Many Plano homeowners depend on heat pumps and we find them to never be disappointed!
  • Geothermal heat pumps. Unlike “standard” heat pumps, a geothermal unit is installed entirely underground. This system uses the static temperature of the earth under your home to provide consistent cooling (or heating, in the winter). Geothermal systems are a bit of an investment, but one that is well worth it in overall efficiency and durability.

So, Which Is Best?

It’s really, honestly, less about which is best and more about which is best for you. Do you want raw power and cooling effectiveness? Ductless or central might be your best bet. But if you want versatility and highly value efficiency, one of the heat pump types may be best.

The easiest way to find the best solution for your needs is to consult a professional! We carry all of the knowledge and experience needed to ensure the best choice is made for your cooling system. We can work right alongside you, helping sort out the confusion and making your choice a painless one!

Contact Total Air & Heat for Air Conditioner Installation in Dallas & Plano

When considering a new or replacement air conditioner, it’s best to factor in your monthly bills, how old your existing air conditioner is, and how reliable it is. If it’s obvious your air conditioner is at the end of its life, save yourself the hassle of paying for continuous repairs and go ahead and get a new air conditioner—you’ll have to eventually get one anyway, and the sooner you do, the more money you’ll save!

Contact Total Air & Heat today to get a quote on new air conditioner installation in the Greater Dallas area, including Plano!

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