Shopping for a New AC: Some Choices to Consider

Last week, we talked about when it’s time to replace your AC. This is one of the most important decisions you can make in a place that gets as sweltering hot as central Arizona, since you’ll depend on a cooling system almost every day during the middle of the year.

Today we want to address a different aspect of replacing an air conditioner: selecting the right replacement. There are more options on the market today when it comes to ACs than ever before. Below are some choices to consider when it comes to your next air conditioner installation:

  • Ductless mini splits: These are central cooling systems that use small air handlers mounted in the different rooms to send in the conditioned air. They have higher energy efficiency than standard duct systems and take up much less space because they do not use ductwork. These units are a good choice if you’re planning remodeling your house.
  • Solar air conditioners: Why not put the Arizona sun to work at keeping you cool, rather than the other way around? A solar-powered air conditioner is an option open to most homes, and the energy savings are tremendous since most of the power for the AC will be free, straight from the sun.
  • Swamp coolers: Also known as evaporative coolers, these are air conditioning systems that use water to cool down the air, rather than refrigerant. They work well in our dry environment, and also consume much less energy than conventional ACs.

It’s important that you don’t choose your new air conditioner on a whim, however. Not every system will work for every home. Call on professional HVAC technicians to help you make the right choice so you can enjoy trouble-free cooling combined with energy savings.

Call Magic Touch Mechanical today to experience our award-winning customer service first-hand. We look forward to exceeding your expectations! We serve Glendale, AZ and throughout the Phoenix area.