In Riverside, CA, air conditioning installation needs to take our hot dusty weather into account. We sit on the edge of the desert, and summer temperatures routinely climb into the triple digits. Because of that, you need to consider your air conditioning installation options very carefully. A system that’s wrong for your house or which isn’t installed correctly could cost you time, money and most importantly cool air when the summer rolls around. It pays to consider your choices carefully before beginning installation procedures. What are those choices exactly? A brief list of the more common ones can be found below.
- Central air conditioning. This is one of the most common types of air conditioning systems and likely the one that people are most familiar with. A central unit cools the air through the use of refrigerant, then circulates it through the house via a series of ducts in the attic, walls and crawlspaces.
- Heat pump. A heat pump combines the functioning of both a heater and an air conditioner: pulling hot air out of the house in the summer, and pulling it in from the outside air in the winter. It often costs more to install than central air conditioning systems, but saves you money with lower energy costs. It’s particularly effective in climates like Riverside’s with very mild winters.
- Geothermal air conditioning. This system relies on the ambient temperature in the ground itself to provide cooling. The system uses tubing in the ground to exchange heat in your house. It’s very efficient and lasts a long time, though like heat pumps, its cost a great deal to install.
- Window air conditioning. These portable units are set up in a window or similar location, then pump cool air into your home using refrigerant the same way that central systems do. They are cheap to purchase and easy to install, though much less efficient than central systems, since they can usually only cool a single room.
It can be quite a lot to absorb, but you don’t have to do so alone. Contact the experts at Avis Plumbing, Heating and Air, whose service area includes Riverside, CA. Air conditioning installation is our area of expertise, and we can discuss your air conditioning installation options with you before determining the best system for your circumstances. Call us today to set up an appointment.