The Comfort of Home

Which Type Of Air Conditioning Unit Is Right For Your Home?

Homeowners decide to make a switch with their AC installation for a variety of different reasons, whether they're looking to upgrade to a new and high-efficiency unit or their old one has gone down and they're needing something to take its place. Regardless of your reason for wanting a new AC unit, below are a few examples of some types of systems that might work for your purposes. Scan through them below, and if you have any questions about AC installation services, contact your local HVAC company as soon as possible.

Central Air

By far, the most common form of air conditioning in America among standard family homes is central air conditioning. Consisting of a unit that is usually located outside and ductwork that snakes through the house, central air provides a very inexpensive and efficient way to cool down multiple rooms while also reducing your overall footprint. They are very easy to maintain, simple to operate for the average homeowner, and usually last anywhere from 10 to 15 years (even though the ductwork can last longer).


If you are needing to cool down just one room — such as an expansion onto your current home — but don't want to go through the hassle of connecting ductwork to the existing setup, a ductless system may be perfect. Mounted high up on the wall and largely out of sight, a ductless system converts air from one side of the wall into cold air directly into a room on the other side of the wall. Its main appeal is to provide customization options for homeowners who want to keep one specific room a different temperature than the rest, such as an office.

Window Units

Achieving a certain level of portability, window units are designed to be semi-permanent structures that fit inside of a window and convert the air outside directly into cold air in the inside. They're mostly inexpensive and can be installed by almost anybody with relative ease. This simplicity makes them also a perfect choice for apartments and tiny homes.


One of the most recent forms of air-conditioning technology is geothermal air conditioners. These devices use electricity to power the fan and pump but use coils snaked through the ground to provide hot air and cold air in one combined system. Though the installation is expensive, the energy savings are enormous, meaning it should pay for itself very quickly.

To learn more about having a new AC system installed, contact a company like Vigil Air.

About Me

The Comfort of Home

When I married my amazing husband ten years ago, I moved into the brick, ranch home he already owned. Immediately, I was thankful that the house was equipped with a central heating and air conditioning unit. This once efficient system kept me cool during the hot summer days. It also allowed me to remain warm in my home during the cold winter nights. Now, our air conditioning unit is twenty years old. Because of its age, the system has started to malfunction. Recently, my husband contacted an HVAC contractor about installing a new system at our home. This kind technician patched our old system to give us time to contemplate what type of new unit we want. On this blog, I hope you will discover the ways an HVAC contractor can help you continue to enjoy the comfort of your home.


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