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Your Options For Your Next AC Unit


Spring is here and summer will soon follow. While it may not be a concern now, we want you to think into the future and ask yourself if your AC system is ready for the heat to come. If you have been struggling to keep cool in the past couple of summers, chances are strong that you may be due for a new system altogether.

If you are on the hunt for a new system for your next AC installation in Coeur d’ Alene, ID, it is a good idea to start the process by narrowing down your options. To help, we’ve provided a quick guide to tell you about the different AC systems that you might choose from so you can feel better equipped to select the right one for your needs.

The Different AC Systems You May Want to Consider

There is more than one type of air conditioner that is available for you to choose from. The right one to choose for your space will vary depending on your home’s specifications and your needs. You can leave the mathematical sizing to the pros. But here are some systems that you should know about to choose from.

Central AC Systems

Central air conditioners are made up of an outdoor condenser unit and an indoor evaporator unit. These systems are known for being highly powerful and require ductwork to get the job done. A central air conditioner is great for a larger home and provides even temperatures throughout the home. There are some variations of these systems too, such as an inverter or Variable Refrigerant Flow systems.

Heat Pumps

A heat pump is also known as a heat pump mini split. With a similar set-up to the central AC, a heat pump saves space with a small indoor unit in the form of an air handler. These systems can connect to your ductwork and offer great comfort and energy efficiency, with a good deal less energy use than many central ACs. What’s more, heat pumps are great for resolving a situation in which you need a new heater as well since they can both heat and cool your home.

Ductless AC Systems

Lastly, don’t feel like you have to stick to using ductwork—especially if your home isn’t able to accommodate ducts. Whether you have ducts and don’t want to rely on them anymore or you are looking to install a system that doesn’t need ducts because your home can’t fit them, a ductless AC is a great idea. These are heat pump-style systems that use multiple air handlers throughout the house to deliver year-round comfort that is effective and highly efficient.

Chances are that you have an idea of which type of air conditioner you want for your home, based on your space, your need for heating and cooling, and other factors. The best way to make a final decision though is to talk to a professional. Our trained technicians can help pair you with the right type of system and get it installed correctly.

ACI Northwest is here to help with your home comfort needs or concerns. Please do not hesitate to contact us for helpful advice. Schedule your installation today.

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