3 Proven Ways to Choose the Best Home Cooling System

A young woman with light-toned skin and long brown hair adjusts the temperature on the remote for her mini split air conditioner

During the summer, there’s nothing quite like the immediate relief of walking into a well-air conditioned home.

Since modern cooling systems were invented in the early 20th century, air conditioning has become essential for homeowners to stay safe and comfortable in warm weather. The U.S. Department of Energy reports that nearly 75% of homes in the United States have an air conditioner.

But the types of residential air conditioners people have vary according to where they live and the age and size of their home. Central cooling options have also grown in recent years due to advancements in HVAC technology.

When it’s time to upgrade your air conditioning unit or select a system for a new home build, how do you know which system to choose?

As a company dedicated to helping homeowners stay healthy and comfortable year-round, Bears Home Solutions installs a wide range of cooling products. Here are some tips to keep in mind when shopping for a new residential AC unit.

Tip #1: Explore ducted and ductless AC options.

When shopping for central cooling units, there are many options to choose from. However, most equipment falls into one of two categories: ducted or ductless.

What’s the difference?
As the name suggests, ducted AC units circulate cooled air and remove moisture through a network of ducts in a home using forced air pressure. Ductless cooling units like mini split systems, on the other hand, maintain comfortable temperatures with individual air handling units in one or multiple rooms of a house that are connected to an outdoor compressor.

A Daikin air conditioning unit outside a home

You should consider a ducted AC unit if you…

You should consider a ductless AC unit if you…

A Daikin FIT system installed outside a home

Not quite sure which type of unit to choose? Our Comfort Advisors are happy to discuss differences between ducted and ductless options – including installation costs – with you to determine which option will be best for your home and your budget.

A hand holding a remote control turns on an air conditioning unit on a white wall.

Tip #2: Remember that size matters.

A lot of people think “bigger is better” when it comes to cooling their homes. However, every central cooling system is calibrated specifically by your professional HVAC installer to cool your home efficiently and remove moisture from the air according to the size of your home. AC units that are too big or too small will cycle on and off more frequently, costing you more money on energy bills in the long run. Our heating and cooling technicians at Bears Home Solutions can calculate the correct AC unit size for your abode and discuss your options with you.

Tip #3: Find a trusted and experienced HVAC installer.

Whichever type of air conditioner you choose, it’s important that your new equipment is installed correctly by a professional who will get the job done on budget and on time while treating your home with respect.

Our team at Bears Home Solutions offers the level of high-quality customer service you deserve when making this important investment into your family’s comfort and safety. We have decades of combined experience installing and maintaining all types of AC units for families throughout the Red River Valley.

A young male HVAC installer for Bears Home Solutions works on a Daikin air conditioner in the backyard of a home

We also understand that cost is a major factor for most homeowners when choosing a new AC unit for their homes. Before you commit to your purchase, our Comfort Advisors will be happy to discuss the air conditioning units we install, see if you qualify for our financing options, and provide an estimate to help you feel confident in your choice of equipment.

To get started, contact our friendly team at Bears Home Solutions today!