Central ACs: Read This Before Buying One

Apr 11, 2022 | HVAC

As outdoor temperatures continue getting warmer, you may be wondering about replacing or upgrading your current HVAC unit. If you’re looking to invest in a central air conditioning system for your home, you must first ask yourself these important questions:

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Does my home require zones?

Zoning your home for comfort means setting up rooms to have different levels of heating and cooling. Perhaps some of your family members need their rooms to be a bit warmer or colder, or some of the areas of your home aren’t always occupied. If this is the case for you, having multiple mini-split AC units installed in the various rooms of your home is your best bet. A central air conditioning system, however, is a better option if you want temperatures to be more or less consistent throughout your house.

Can ductwork fit in my home?

One of the most important requirements of installing a central air conditioning system in your home is the ductwork. It consists of return and supply ducts that are connected to an air handler, which distributes cooled air from the system to the rooms in your home. If you’re switching from window units to a central AC, your home may have to be fitted with air ducts. Still, it depends on whether your home’s layout can accommodate such a design.

Is my current system efficient enough?

Before deciding whether or not to switch to a central air conditioning system, you should first determine if you’re getting the most out of your current unit. Staying on top of HVAC maintenance allows you to maximize its cooling efficiency. If you have a programmable thermostat, you’ll optimize your air conditioner’s output without having to put it under unnecessary strain. Even performing the simple task of cleaning and changing the air filters can go a long way in ensuring the continued performance of the equipment.

You can count on A/C and Refrigeration for home heating and air conditioning, indoor air quality and commercial refrigeration system solutions. Our team of certified technicians is ready to help you with your central AC needs. Call (602) 488-7161 or fill out our contact form to learn more about our top-rated products and services and request a free consultation or estimate.