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Types of Air Conditioning Systems

During the heat of summer it is a great luxury to come home to a cool, comfortable house. The air conditioning system that you use plays a major role in your day to day comfort. If you are in the market for a new air conditioning system, it is important that you consider all of your options. There are a lot of different air conditioning systems available for installation, and working with a qualified AC technician is the best way to ensure that you get the right one for your home. Here is some information about the AC systems available from the Chicago air conditioning pros at Shavitz.

While traditional split central air conditioning systems are still the most popular air conditioning option, the ductwork that they require to distribute air is not appropriate for every home. Lucking, ductless air conditioning systems allow those homeowners whose homes cannot accommodate bulky ductwork the opportunity to enjoy the many benefits of a central AC. By using individual, wall mounted blowers to cool rooms directly the need for a ducted forced air distribution system is eliminated completely.

For homeowners interested in boosting the efficiency with which they cool their homes, it is difficult to be a heat pump. Unlike traditional air conditioning systems, heat pumps do not consume a fuel in order to cool air to keep your home comfortable. Rather, by using just a small amount of electricity, heat pumps are able to transfer heat from one area to another. This means that in the summer months they can cool your home by moving the heat therein outdoors. In the winter the process can be reversed, making heat pumps a great option for year round comfort.

A geothermal cooling system also utilizes a heat pump, but the heat is transferred with a loop system buried beneath the ground. In many environments a geothermal system is actually more reliable than an air source heat pump thanks to the consistent temperature below the ground. A certain amount of property to work with is required for a geothermal installation, though.

To learn more about your Chicago air conditioning options, contact Shavitz any time. We have the answers to all your questions. Our professional air conditioning technicians can help ensure that you get the right air conditioner for your home.

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