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Air Conditioning Installation Options: Central Air & Ductless Mini Split Systems

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For homeowners in Germantown, Gaithersburg, Potomac, Clarksburg, and throughout the Montgomery County, MD area, spring is the perfect time to make sure your home cooling system is in tip-top shape for the fast approaching summer months. Summer 2012 was the third hottest summer on record for the U.S., and summer 2013 may be just as intense. AC breakdowns in July or August can be stressful and frustrating. By preparing now, you can avoid the summer rush for AC repair service.
If you’re looking for a new air conditioner—whether for a new home or to replace your existing AC system—there are a few options available that provide excellent and energy-efficient cooling performance. Right now is the best time to purchase a new AC unit—we haven’t yet reached the hot months, and there is a fantastic AC tax credit available for the purchase and installation of an efficient air conditioning system.

Let’s take a look at two of your options:

Central Air System

Easily the most popular type of residential AC system, central air split systems are cost-effective and highly efficient. The components of these systems are divided into an outdoor unit, which houses the compressor and condenser coils, and an indoor unit, which houses the evaporator coils and air handler. As is the case with all air conditioning systems, a pressured refrigerant circulates through a cycle of phase changes, removing hot air from your home and sending cool air through an extensive system of ductwork.

Ductless Mini Split System

A ductless mini split system, as its name suggests, does not use a system of ductwork to extract and distribute air in your home. It is, however, still a split system with the same type of outdoor unit as a central air system. The indoor air handler of a ductless system sits high on the wall or may be suspended from a ceiling. You can have up to four air handlers for each outdoor compressor/condenser unit, which gives you a built-in zone system, offering comprehensive climate control. Ductless mini split systems are highly efficient because they don’t use ductwork. These systems operate very quietly as wel

These are two outstanding options available for your new air conditioning system. For more information or to schedule new AC installation, call Michael Bonsby Heating & Air Conditioning at 301-990-7970 or contact us online. We have been proudly serving the Montgomery County, MD area for over two decades now.

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