How to Choose the Best AC System for Your Home

AC Systems in Littleton, CO

When it comes to cooling your home, you can choose between four main air conditioning systems. Each of them has its pros and cons to consider when deciding which one is best for your home.

Window AC Unit

Window air conditioners are relatively affordable and easy to install. You can fit them into single and double-hung windows. Modern ones are much more efficient than ones from even a decade ago.

Window AC units can only cool a single room. They block your view through the window and can be noisy.

Portable AC Unit

Portable AC units are like window ones, but even easier to get up and running. They have an exhaust hose through which warm air in your home is vented outdoors. They have the advantage of not blocking your view when in use.

The major problem with portable air conditioners is that they don’t have much cooling capacity. They’re more expensive than their window counterparts and less efficient than them. They can also be noisy, and you need to drain their water reservoirs.

Ductless Mini-Split AC Systems

A mini-split AC system is comprised of an outdoor unit and up to four interior units. They’re very efficient as they don’t deliver cooled air through ductwork. They also produce heat in the winter.

This system is more expensive than window or portable units. You need a professional to install this system. The interior units can be a challenge for your decor.

Central AC System

A central AC system cools your entire home through ductwork. Most of the system is located outdoors. Modern central AC systems are very efficient.

You need annual tune-ups of this system. Also, the ducts need to be maintained.

Littleton Heating & Air Conditioning in Littleton, CO, can help you choose the best air conditioning system for your home. We install, repair, and tune-up air conditioners and heaters. Other services include duct cleaning and indoor air quality. Contact us today to find out more.

Meet the Author
Darek Buczysnki
Darek Buczysnki

Darek Buczysnki is the proud owner of Littleton Heating & Air Conditioning and has over 35 years of experience in the HVAC industry.