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Which HVAC System Is Best for My Home?

Closeup view about using some appliance such as air condition.When you need air conditioning this summer, you’re going to need it quick. But don’t rush into any decisions just yet. You should consider which type of system will work best for you and ensure that it is installed by a professional HVAC contractor in Tacoma, WA.

You can think of each system as a separate strategy for cooling or heating your home, all with the goal of using energy the most efficiently. While the final decision depends on you and your family’s needs, an expert recommendation is going to make all the difference. For now, take a look at the most popular HVAC systems to see how they can help you.

Ductless Mini Split Air Conditioner

The ductless system is one of the most hassle-free and convenient air conditioning configurations for homeowners. These units are considered heat pumps and they work by transferring cold and hot air to and from the ground. When the sweltering hot months take their leave, the heat pump will allow you to bring the warmth into your home instead of pushing it out.

These are “on-demand” systems that you can install throughout the entire house or only where you need it. If your home is moderately cool but suffers from some serious hot spots (like upstairs or in a part of the house where the sun hits the hardest), you’ll be able to get away with installing just the minimum number of units.

One downside with the standard air conditioning systems—those with ducts—is that you can’t individually control the temperature for each room. However, with the ductless systems, each unit comes with its own set of controls. You won’t be getting any complaints from other members of the family that it’s too cold or not cold enough.

Packaged Air Conditioning

What makes packaged air conditioning systems unique is that all the components are housed within one cabinet. They’re typically used for commercial spaces, but they can also be a benefit for homes that can’t accommodate large, indoor units.

Packaged air conditioning units are great at giving your home the power it requires without having to find room for a large indoor unit where there is none. While central air systems require separate units—one on the outside, one on the inside—the packaged system combines them into one unit. The only extra requirement is the need for ductwork.

Central Air Conditioning

Central air conditioning uses a split-system, meaning that they do require both an indoor and an outdoor unit. For homes that can accommodate the space of central air conditioning, it’s likely they’re big enough to require them. Before you make that decision on your own, however, you’ll want to check with a professional HVAC contractor. A unit that’s oversized for your home’s needs can become a big problem that will be hard to undo.

Central air systems can still be customized according to the needs of your home. While planning the installation of your air conditioning, your HVAC contractor can customize your system for zone control. Zone control will help your home reach its maximum potential for comfort, allowing you to control the temperature of each room through the thermostat.

Contact Sound Heating today! We take your comfort as serious as you do.

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