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You Can’t Go Wrong with Central AC Installation

When it’s time to invest in a new air conditioner, you have a lot of options to consider. No matter what else is available for cooling, a central air conditioner is tried and true. It is the gold standard of residential cooling and it’s a choice that you really can’t go wrong with.

You can keep reading to learn more about why a central air conditioner is an excellent choice for cooling in your home. Then, give our team a call to schedule an appointment for new AC installation or central air conditioning repair in Staten Island, NY.

Choosing an AC Unit

More likely than not, your current home has a central air conditioner installed. This type of unit has been the standard for residential homes for many years now. If it’s time to replace your current air conditioner, you may be shopping around and considering some of the newer, air conditioning options, like a ductless mini split. But just because something is new doesn’t mean it’s what will work best for your home and family. 

The Benefits of Central AC

First let’s talk about installation. When you switch from one central air conditioner to a new central air conditioner, the installation process is a breeze for our team. Switching to a different type of system can make the installation process a little more difficult. 

If your home is already wired and set up for a central air conditioner, all of the existing connections should align with your new air conditioner. Installation won’t take as long to complete. On the flip side, installing a different type of unit can mean redesigning those connections for a different functionality. 

Plus, central air conditioners have a long-anticipated lifespan. 10-15 years is the average for a residential central air conditioner. However, if you keep up with annual maintenance every single year and take excellent care of your unit, it might last even longer.

And AC maintenance doesn’t just help you take care of your central air conditioner for the sake of longevity. It also helps to ensure you maintain consistent efficiency and quality over the life of the unit so that your home is always at a comfortable temperature without having to spend too much on your energy bills.

Busting a Myth About Central AC

One of the top reasons that homeowners choose a ductless mini split over a central air conditioner is right in the name – ductless. Central air conditioners have a reputation for being less efficient. However, central air conditioners are not actually the problem when it comes to having potentially higher cooling in a home. 

If you have faced problems with hot and cold spots in the past or it seems like your central AC unit is losing efficiency, you may want to consider having your ductwork looked at. Over time, the seals that attach the pieces of your ductwork together can break and develop holes. These holes allow cool air to escape while also allowing dust and dirt to get into your ductwork. The result can be that you have increasing energy bills and a home that has hot and cold spots based on where the ductwork has holes.

Central air conditioners are actually highly efficient. No matter what brand of central air conditioner you get, they are all guided by industry standards for efficiency. Our team can talk to you about what the SEER2 ratings mean, and how to choose a highly efficient central air conditioner.

We can also make sure that your ductwork is completely secure during the installation process and continue checking it each year during your annual AC maintenance appointments to stay ahead of problems. 

Serving Staten Island’s Heating and A/C needs since 1955. Contact the Bob Mims team to schedule an appointment for your central AC service today!

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