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Which Air Conditioning System is Right for You

There are a myriad of different air conditioning systems available on the market today, each of which are suited to a different set of needs. No air conditioning system is strictly better than any other. Rather, you should try to find the one the best fits your individual needs. If you’re in the market for a new air conditioner, read on to find out more about some of the more popular types.

Central AC

The old standby. Central air conditioning has been around longer than pretty much any other kind of air conditioning system on the market. This type of air conditioner also happens to be among the most popular, despite the advent of more modern methods. That’s because central air conditioning is an affordable, effective way to cool an entire home. It does require that your home be outfitted with ducts, though, and cannot modulate its output for different rooms.

Heat Pumps

A heat pump operates much the same way as an air conditioner, with one exception. A reversing valve sits in the refrigerant line of a heat pump, which allows it to alter the direction that refrigerant flows through it. This enables the heat pump to act as either a heating or air conditioning system on demand.

Ductless Mini Splits

A ductless mini split is a heat pump that doesn’t use ducts. Instead, it uses air handler installed throughout the different rooms of the house to circulate warm or cool air. Ductless mini splits offer the versatility of a heat pump, with the added advantage of setting an ideal temperature for each room in the home.

Touchstone Heating & Air Inc. offers comprehensive air conditioning services throughout Macclenny, FL. If you need an air conditioner installed, repaired, maintained, or replaced, call today to schedule an appointment.

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