August 27, 2013

Which is the Right Air Conditioning System for Your Home?

If you have not thought about your home’s air conditioning system until this summer, you probably have thought about little else since the summer began. Staying cool in whatever way possible has been a top priority for many people during this summer in St. Louis. Investing in or upgrading to the right air conditioning system to keep you cool during the hot summer months is important.

You will rely on whatever system you choose to provide you comfort and improve your quality of life, so choosing the right cooling system is pretty important. You should know a little more about what to look for because being informed of all your options will help you to keep costs down. There are plenty of options and this can be a little overwhelming, so take a look at the basics.

If you have the budget for it, you may want to think about some home modifications that will make your home more energy efficient and save you a lot of money once you get your cooling system up and running. In order to discover how to make your home more energy efficient, you should undergo an energy audit. An energy audit is a performance evaluation by a trained energy auditor that will determine where in your home air is leaking out. Make sure your energy auditor is certified. What your energy auditor finds may guide your choice of what cooling system to choose.

Central air conditioners

Central air conditioners are more efficient than room air conditioners because the air circulates throughout the house via a system of ducts and registers. There are two types of central air conditioning systems: split system air conditioners and packaged central air conditioners.

The difference is in the placement of the components. With split air conditioners there is both an indoor and an outdoor cabinet. The compressor and condenser is contained in the outdoor cabinet, while the indoor cabinet contains the condenser and the furnace or heat pump component. This type of system is most appropriate for homes that have a furnace but do not have an air conditioner already.

Packaged central air conditioners have all of the components contained within a single cabinet, which can be placed either on the roof or on a concrete slab that is adjacent to the home’s foundation. Ducts circulate the air throughout the home via the external system.

St. Louis Air Conditioner Installation

At Scott-Lee Heating we know air conditioning is one of the most important concepts to your comfort and peace of mind. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation, please feel free to give us a call at (314) 200-0788.