Frisco Heating & Cooling

Two Best Air Conditioning Systems for Your Condominium Home

Can’t decide what air conditioning (AC) system you should use for your condominium? If you live in places with generally high temperatures, AC will no longer be just a luxury but a necessity. Cooler environments help minimize tensions and therefore set the stage for a happy home. You'll find that an AC is one of the best investments in your wellbeing that you can make!

However, there are several factors you need to think through before selecting an AC for your condo as not all types are suitable, and in some cases may actually be prohibited under homeowner association (HOA) policy. Thus, before you make that final choice, make sure to refer to the HOA policy and also consider the size and the space of your condo so you’ll have a clear picture of which AC system will work best for your unit.

Window-Type Air Conditioning

For smaller, studio-type condo units, usually ranging between 30–50 square meters, a compact, window-type unit would be the perfect fit if you’re concerned about the cost of your monthly energy bills. Additionally, because of the easy and quick installation, window-type AC is a popular choice among homeowners who prefer to do the installation themselves.

Since space is a factor, opt for window-type ACs with heating and cooling features. Take time to compare the energy efficiency rating (EER) as well and choose the one with the highest score because, in theory, the higher the EER, the more efficient the AC system. Similarly, make sure to select the inverter-type, as inverters make ACs more energy-efficient.

Ductless Mini-Split Air Conditioning

If you own a condo unit that has two bedrooms or more, with a spacious balcony, go for ductless mini-split AC. The chief advantages of mini-split ACs are their compact size and flexibility for zoning or cooling and heating each room in your home. And if you’ve been longing for a central AC in your condo but are reluctant due to budget constraints or because it’s against the HOA policy, mini-split AC may be the best alternative.

Even though ductless mini-split AC costs more than window-type, it is still 30% more energy-efficient than central AC because it doesn’t require ducts and avoids the energy losses related with ductwork of central forced ACs. Plus, each of the indoor air handling units has its individual thermostat, so you only need to cool that space when it is occupied, saving power and money.

And concerning security, split-system is safer than window-type ACs because there is only a small hole in the wall, unlike rooms with window-mounted ACs which can provide an easy entrance for intruders.

Like window-type ACs, opt for a ductless mini-split AC with heating and cooling features, so you don’t have to deal with two systems. Then compare the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER); it should be minimum 13.0. Select the one with the highest score as, similar to EER, the higher the SEER, the more efficient the AC system. Likewise, be sure you’re selecting the inverter-type kind.

About Air Repair Pros Frisco

Air Repair Pros is a trusted HVAC company in Frisco, TX handling new installations, repairs, and maintenance of air conditioners and heaters in the Northern Dallas area. Our NATE Certified technicians are clean, uniformed, highly trained, and availble 24/7 to respond to emergencies. We offer free estimates on system replacements and waive our $37 trip fee with repairs. If your Dallas-area condo needs a new air cionditioning unit or your existing unit needs repairs, give us a call today!

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