So, it’s time to install a new air conditioner for your Valley-Metro home. The first step is to determine which brand is right for you, but where do you start? There are dozens of brands out there and each has its own specific benefits to offer. Which selection will serve your family best? Let’s take a closer look.
What Type of Air Conditioning
The first question to ask is what type of air conditioning you want for your home. If you plan on installing a central system, your best bet is to go with a model from one of the traditional air conditioning manufacturers. Trane and Carrier in particular have been mainstays in the AC industry for decades.
Carrier and Trane provide some of the best products on the market and they both offer a wide variety of air conditioners ranging from low BTU split systems to full sized packaged systems for multi-room cooling (and sometimes heating too).
On the other hand if you want a mini splits air conditioner, the brand names you’re considering may be a little different. Since the mini splits technology is new to the United States, the most advanced systems come out of Japan. Mitsubishi and Sanyo in particular offer some of the best quality devices, complete with DC inverter technology allowing multi-zone cooling. Klimaire is another popular brand, though their systems are not as efficient for multi-room cooling with a single condenser.
While Trane and Carrier are among the best manufacturers, the cost of their systems tends to reflect this high standing. Goodman is a top choice for quality to cost ratio. Their systems are among the least expensive to buy through a distributor and they are less selective about installation so it is easier to find a contractor to install your unit. A lot of installers feel that the technology today makes the top brands hard to distinguish from each other – the real key is having the system properly sized and installed.
Top of the Line Systems
If you are interested in a high capacity system with expert installation, consider a Trane or Carrier system. If cost is an issue, look for a contractor who installs Trane, Carrier and Goodman products as Goodman offers some very good air conditioners without the premium price tag. For ductless mini-splits Mitsubishi offers the highest quality systems, though beware that you will pay a premium for that quality as well. If you have any other questions about air conditioning systems please call Cooper Climate Control Air Conditioning & Heating.