How to Choose the Best Home AC System

The summers in Southern California are hot. There’s no way around it, they’re just warm, hot, and sometimes uncomfortable. As a way to alleviate the coming heat, many homeowners are looking at cooling options. But what is the best home AC system? Honestly, there’s no easy way to answer this question, that’s why we’re sharing the four most common AC systems, what they are, and their pros and cons.

Portable AC Units

There are only a few situations in which a portable AC unit should be used. If you’re renting a room where a window unit can’t be installed, or if you’re trying to cool a small, specific area. Portable AC units are easy to use and easy to operate, all you need to do is plug it in. The flip side is that they don’t cool more than a small area and they’re incredibly energy inefficient.

Central Home AC System

A central home AC system is the most popular option for most homeowners. The central system will evenly cool your whole home and it shares a duct system with your furnace. There are many pros associated with the central AC system. One is that it evenly cools every room in the home while being incredibly energy efficient. It’s almost completely silent, you won’t know it’s on, and the investment in a cooling system adds resale value to your home. One of the only drawbacks is cost, but Service Champions offers many financing options for our customers.

Ductless or Mini-Split AC System

A mini-spit home AC system is the best option for homeowners who don’t have existing ductwork. These systems are small and consist of two units, an indoor evaporator and an outdoor condenser. The mini-split was engineered for older homes, add-on units, and smaller homes. There are many pros to this until and fortunately only a few cons. The mini-split AC system allows for flexible temperatures in every room of the house, it is also very energy efficient. It’s quite and can even provide heat. The biggest issue that some may not like the aesthetics of a wall unit.

Have Questions About the Best Home AC System? Cal Us!

Are you thinking about investing in a cooling system? Then it’s time to call Service Champions Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning! Our expertly trained HVAC technicians can point you in the right direction. We are the only SoCal Diamond Certified HVAC company proudly serving Orange, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, and Riverside counties. Feel free to reach out to our friendly call center representatives or schedule an appointment online.