Is it Time for a New Air Conditioner?
You should consider replacing your air conditioner versus repairing it, if you can check enough of these boxes.
Is a New AC Worth the Investment?
You air conditioner unit is a very important piece of home comfort equipment. Not only will a good AC unit save the you money in repairs and energy costs, but an excellent unit will actually increase the resale value of your home. When homeowners are faced with purchasing and installing a new AC unit, there are several decisions they need to make. First, the homeowner needs to select an AC installation company. The company they select will likely be the company on which they will depend for future maintenance and repairs for the unit.
Once the homeowner has selected the AC installation company, they will need to decide which type of AC unit they want to install. Though most people are familiar with the traditional central air conditioning unit, there are other options available.
TRADITIONAL CENTRAL AIR CONDITIONING UNITS
The traditional central AC installation disperses conditioned air throughout the home through a duct system. The ductwork is a system of metallic tubing that connects the outdoor compressor unit to each room in the home. Conditioned air is delivered to each room by traveling through the duct system. Most homes in the U.S. have the traditional central AC installation, complete with ductwork and an outdoor compressor unit.
For these units, the duct system should be cleaned on a regular basis. As dust, mold and other particles tend to collect in the duct system over time, cleaning is required to remove these harmful agents. Additionally, ductwork may develop leaks due to cracking or bending. When the ductwork leaks, dust, mold and harmful agents are released into the conditioned air. The contaminants are spread through the home via the ductwork.
DUCTLESS CENTRAL AC UNITS
Ductless AC units are a relatively new option for residential homes. Ductless systems are highly efficient for maintaining optimal indoor air quality because no duct system is utilized to deliver conditioned air throughout the home. Ductwork tends to collect contaminants, dust and polluting particles as time goes on. Regular ductwork cleaning is important for ducted systems so that the quality of air inside the home remains pure. With ductless systems, no ductwork cleaning or repair is required because there is no duct system to clean or repair!