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What Type of AC Should Be Your Next One?

In our previous blog post, we discussed the benefits of making a heat pump system your next home comfort installation. But this isn’t your only option…

Choosing an air conditioner system for your home is about choosing the right system for your needs. Heat pumps may be a great choice for one homeowner but not another. And you shouldn’t choose a system simply because other people rave about it.

If you’ve been wondering what AC system should be your next one, we’d like to help. Knowing what options are available to you, and what can make them the right fit for your home and your comfort needs is often a great place to start. Let’s dig into what your system options are besides the heat pump.

Central Air Conditioners

When most people picture an air conditioner, the image in their head is that of a central air conditioner. This is because these systems were the standard for a multitude of homes for a long time. And you can and will still find central AC units in homes all over Santa Fe and beyond.

Modern central ACs are far more efficient than their predecessors and can even come in variations that provide the opportunity to save more energy, such as with variable refrigerant flow or inverter AC systems.

These AC units utilize a centralized ductwork system to distribute the cool air they create. If you have a larger home and you want to keep the temperature even throughout the house a central AC may be a great match for you. Just remember, these systems require ductwork!

Ductless Systems

Don’t have ductwork but still want reliable cooling throughout your home? Good news, you don’t have to get ductwork if you don’t want it or can’t afford it. This is where ductless AC systems step into the spotlight.

Ductless systems are a type of heat pump BUT they don’t require ductwork to operate. Instead, these systems use multiple air handlers that are installed throughout the home to deliver cool (or warm) air. They are highly efficient and they help save space too.

In addition to all this, ductless systems can provide a form of zone control for your home comfort. Each air handler can be run individually so if you only need to cool one room of the home on a milder day, you can!

Options Vary But We Help Narrow Things Down

Having options is great. However, we understand that it can be overwhelming for some people to choose between different systems when they are somewhat new to understanding air conditioning systems.

Why not let the pros on our team give you a hand? We can assess your comfort needs and figure out the best system to meet those needs within your home. We can provide expert installation and sizing for your next air conditioner, along with all the other services needed to help it run effectively for years to come.

Whether you’re shopping for a new air conditioner or need quality AC repair in Rio Rancho, NM, contact Roadrunner Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing!

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