If you’re looking for a new air conditioning system this summer, there are a great many different systems to choose from. No one system is objectively “better” than all the other systems. Rather, each has its own strengths and weaknesses that cater to a different set of needs. All of these different pros and cons can be overwhelming if you don’t know what to look for. Fortunately, we’ve compiled a short list of pros and cons on some of the more popular air conditioning systems.
Central air conditioners are the most traditional method of climate control during the summer months. They’re versatile, affordable, and can keep your entire home cool quite well even in the most punishing heat. However, they also have a tendency to waste energy on rooms that don’t necessarily need cooling. This can create hot and cold spots throughout the house if it isn’t insulated properly.
Heat pumps are systems that can reverse the direction that refrigerant flows through them, allowing them to offer both heating and cooling functions. Heat pumps are great for saving money and space, since you don’t have to use a second climate control system. However, they do have to be maintained more often and tend to require a large upfront investment than central air conditioning.
Ductless air conditioners are heat pumps that don’t use ducts. Instead, they use a series of air handlers installed throughout the home to condition individual rooms. This gives you much more control over your indoor climate, and how much energy you spend, than central systems. However, they also require a bit more construction work since most homes are not outfitted for them.
Saddleback Plumbing offers comprehensive air conditioning installation services throughout Mission Viejo, CA. Call today to schedule an appointment with one of our experts.