We are officially in summer, with temperatures hovering close to 100 degrees just about every day – not the time of year when you want to be without air conditioning. Is it time to replace an outdated system or purchase new for the first time? Whatever your reason for needing air conditioning installation service in Redlands, Russell’s Heating and Air Conditioning is here to help from beginning to end.
Many factors go into the purchase of a new air conditioning system, starting with the different types of ACs currently on the market. It’s good to understand the different air conditioning products available because technology over the last decade has provided many more options for homeowners than before.
Challenging indoor architecture, no ductwork and lack of energy efficiency are all things of the past when it comes to today’s air conditioners.
Here is a list of some of the most common types of AC’s being installed today:
Split-system air conditioners are the most common of residential air conditioners used. They are called split-system because there are two units to them: an indoor unit that houses the evaporator and blower, and an outdoor unit that houses the condenser and compressor. Split-system air conditioners need ductwork to deliver the cool air.
Heat pumps provide both heating and cooling; all that is required to switch from one to the other is a reversing valve. Heat pumps use a process very similar to household refrigerators to cool a property: a small amount of energy is used to move cool air from one location to another. Heat pumps can use either ducted or ductless systems to deliver the cool air, and they are very energy efficient as they use far less energy to do their job than a traditional split-system AC.
Ductless air conditioning, as its name states, does not require ductwork to deliver the cool air. While a ductless system has an outdoor unit very similar to that of a traditional split-system AC, independent indoor blowers deliver cool air throughout your home. By connecting the indoor blowers to the outdoor unit, ductless air conditioning can deliver whole-home cooling just as robust as a ducted system.
High efficiency air conditioners are Energy Star rated and are marked for high efficiency because they are at least 15% more energy efficient than conventional models. So, if you are concerned about gaining a specific level of energy efficiency with your next air conditioner, you may want to consider a high efficiency AC.
Unlike a split-system air conditioner, where there is an indoor and outdoor unit, a packaged system is a singular system in which all the components reside in one outdoor metal cabinet. Packaged systems are typically used for commercial properties and require the use of ducts to deliver the cool air.
As you can see, there are a number of choices available for your air conditioning installation in Redlands. The best way to determine what type of AC is best for your home is to work with a professional, so call Russell’s Heating & Air Conditioning today and schedule a consultation.