It may still be cold, icy, and snowy in much of the country, but it won't be long before warmer temperatures are here. The need for cozy heat will soon switch over to the need for air conditioning in much of the country. But what kind of air conditioning is best for you and your needs? Here are some questions to ask yourself to help determine your air conditioning needs.
How Big Of A Space Do You Need To Cool?
Do you live in a small apartment and just want to keep your main living area or bedroom cool? A room or window unit may be all you need. They only require a relatively inexpensive initial outlay, and they are perfectly capable of keeping small spaces quite comfortable. You will be able to control the thermostat yourself. However, you will need to place the unit in the window each spring and remove it once the weather grows colder again. Because of the compressor, window units are quite heavy. Depending on your circumstances, you may need to pay a nominal fee to have a heating, ventilation, and an air conditioning service specialist come and install and remove it for you each year, but they can make sure everything is in working order at that time, too.
For a larger apartment or home, a window air conditioning unit would not suffice. If you live in an extremely hot area, such as Texas or elsewhere in the Deep South, even a smaller apartment may not stay cool with a window unit. Your best bet is to install a central air conditioning unit. This requires a permanent appliance, which typically sits outside your home. The air is centrally cooled, and then dispersed throughout your ductwork system. This will allow you to consistently cool every room in your house. You can control the temperature via your thermostat. It will require annual maintenance or if any problems arise, but you won't need to struggle to install and remove anything each cooling season. Your HVAC specialist can help design a system that is right for you. You can even get a unit that is rated energy efficient.
Do You Need To Cool A Commercial Space?
If you are looking to cool an area with a lot of square feet and don't want to have to think about the system or worry about caring for it, a ductless mini split air conditioner. While the cost is more than the residential options, a commercial HVAC service will provide the best service at the best price point.