The most common type of air conditioning system in this area is a central forced air split-system. This system has an air conditioner or heat pump located outside of the building with either an indoor cooling coil attached to a furnace, or an indoor fan coil located in the basement or attic. Split-system central air conditioners come in a variety of efficiency ranges from 14 SEER to as high as 20+ SEER.
For areas that can’t be ducted, mini-split air conditioners are a popular choice. These consist of an outdoor unit piped to a small self-contained blower coil unit installed on the wall or ceiling. With efficiency levels as high as 26 SEER, mini-split systems can be a great choice for areas such as sun rooms, or other hard to cool areas.
Typically, over half of the energy used in your home goes to heating & cooling, so making the right decision about your home’s heating system can have a big effect on your utility bills — and your comfort. We carry a complete line of Energy Star® qualified equipment, with many systems qualifying for federal or local tax credits or rebates.
Also known as a ducted air conditioning system, the central air conditioning system keeps the whole house or commercial space cool by distributing cool air through a network of ducts and vents. The ducts used by central systems can also be used to distribute heat during winter.
Unlike central air conditioning systems, mini-split air conditioning systems do not need ducts to distribute cool air throughout a property. Instead, they are used to cool individual areas inside a house or building. The compressor and heat exchangers — the outdoor components of mini-split units — don’t have to be located directly behind the indoor portion, giving property owners the convenience of placing these outside components in a location where they will not be displayed prominently.
A Packaged Terminal Air Conditioner, or PTAC, is a self-contained, through-the wall appliance that is mounted through a hole cut into an exterior wall. They are like window units, but with no outdoor portion protruding from the wall outside.
Before getting an air conditioning system installed, it’s best to understand your needs and know your options. TriState Home Service can perform a thorough home energy audit to help you maximize your energy savings and get the most out of your investment.
Whether you need maintenance, emergency services, or to have a new cooling system installed, our NATE-certified technicians can help! For more information about cooling systems, or to set up an appointment, call us at 866-624-5970 or fill out our contact form.