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What Are My Options for AC Installation?

Technician working on Heat Pump or Outdoor AC Unit

When it’s time to install a new air conditioner in your home, you can replace your current unit with a newer version of the same thing, or you can shop around and consider your options–and there are many! It can be tough to decide what’s the best choice, especially when it’s an investment you have to live with for 10-15 years. 

If you’ve been searching online for air conditioning installation near me, you’ve reached the right place. You can keep reading to learn about all of your different air conditioning options, as well as the pros and cons of each one. This can help you make an informed decision so you can be happy with your air conditioner for its 10-15-year lifespan.

Central AC

A central air conditioner is probably the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of a whole house air conditioner. It has a large central unit that usually sits inside a closet of your home and connects to a network of ducts and a large outdoor unit outside of your home. 

When you already have a central air conditioner, switching to an updated model makes installation fairly easy. Most of your existing connections should line up to meet the installation requirements of your new AC. Plus, newer central air conditioners are highly efficient, so you stand to save money on your energy costs compared to your current older air conditioner.

Heat Pumps

You have a couple of different options when it comes to heat pumps. The first is very similar to a central air conditioner. However, in addition to offering cooling the system also offers heating. A heat pump eliminates the need for you to install a separate heater for the fall and winter months. 

It can save you a little bit of space, improve safety when it comes to heating your home, and also lower your energy costs for heating. Heat pumps are highly efficient for both heating and cooling. However, it is with heating that you really stand to save on your energy costs since a heat pump transfers heat instead of creating heat like other furnaces do.

Inverter Technology

You may also want to consider inverter technology. An inverter is an add-on option that can be used on a central air conditioner or heat pump. An inverter automates variable speed for the blower motor inside of the unit. This is a way for your HVAC system to you offer further customization based on your heating and cooling needs. If the unit is cooling your home especially efficiently, the blower motor may slow down a little to save energy. 

However, if there are extreme temperatures, the blower motor may ramp up and work harder to meet your heating or cooling needs based on your thermostat settings. This benefits you sometimes by lowering your energy costs and other times by elevating your comfort levels. If you’re interested in inverter technology, talk to our team about how it could work with your HVAC selection.

Thank you for choosing Ace Hardware Home Services. Call us today to schedule an appointment for air conditioning service.

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