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What Are My Options for AC Installation?

Is your SoCal home due for a new air conditioner? Perhaps it’s just not delivering the cooling power you need for our extended cooling season. Or perhaps it’s even worse–it’s broken down completely and the forecast calls for a heatwave.

No Orange County homeowner relishes the day when their AC system needs to be replaced. However, there is a silver lining to this cloud: there are a lot more options for air conditioners today than there were even a decade ago. There might be an option that’ll suit you much better than that old, outdated AC that’s wasting energy and driving up your utility bills.

When faced with the need for AC replacement, it’s easy to just purchase the cheapest, newest version of your previous system. But do a little more research and you may find that there’s a different type of system that’ll not only suit your needs better, but save you more money in the long run. You can stop Googling HVAC installation near me and read about those options here.

Central Air Conditioning

Many California homeowners have a central air conditioner and it’s probably the kind that’s in your home right now. Not only have central air conditioners been around for a long time, but they’re also considered the obvious choice when it comes to excellent cooling power.

If you’re determined to get a new central AC, it’ll help to know about recent advancements that have been made. Your previous system had a SEER rating. Now, that rating system for energy efficiency is designated by SEER2 (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio 2). 

The higher the SEER2 rating, the more energy efficient it’ll be, but that also means these systems have a higher upfront cost. You’ll need to take into account the fact that a more energy-efficient air conditioner will cost you less in energy bills the longer you have it. Consult us when choosing a SEER2 rating for your new central AC.

Ducted Heat Pumps

Some California homeowners believe that a heat pump cannot sufficiently cool down their homes in the summer. However, that simply isn’t true because a heat pump uses the same technology as an air conditioner. 

The difference is that a heat pump can also provide heating. Heat pumps are a great option if you also need to replace your heater soon. Ducted heat pumps have a similar setup to a central AC with an indoor and outdoor unit. For cooling, the efficiency is designated by SEER2, and for heating, the efficiency is designated by its HSPF2.

Ductless Mini Splits

When a heat pump doesn’t use traditional ductwork, it’s a ductless heat pump system. These are commonly referred to as mini splits and their setup is different from ducted heat pumps. There’s still an outdoor unit, but there are multiple inside units instead of just one. 

These units are called air handlers. They are mounted on the walls of the various rooms of your home. As you can imagine, this provides incredible customization of which rooms are cooled and heated, making them an incredibly popular option among homeowners.

Contact the team at Command Comfort today for AC installation. Climate Control for Life. 

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