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Central AC Isn’t Your Only Option

Are you thinking about switching up your air conditioning this summer? You don’t need to stick with an air conditioner that doesn’t serve you well. We always want to remind you of this because we understand it’s easy to lose sight of these things. If you’d like to upgrade to a new air conditioning system, you need to make sure that you’re considering all your options.

Air conditioning in Crystal Lake, IL is our specialty. Make sure that you’re considering all the options available to you because you deserve to explore all of them. We’re the team that can walk you through everything and we’re going to start today with this blog.

Your Options

You’ve got quite a few options when it comes to central air conditioning services:

Central Air Conditioners

Central air conditioners are the air conditioners that we’re sure you know and love. This is the type of air conditioner that most people in our area have in their homes. This type of air conditioner uses a split system. The system mainly works off of refrigerant. This type of refrigerant is responsible for actually cooling the warm air in your home.

Central air conditioners have SEER ratings. SEER stands for “Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio.” Basically, the higher the rating, the better the efficiency of the system. If you’re interested in this type of air conditioner, we’ll help you find the perfect one for your space.   

Ductless Systems

Ductless systems are great if you need comfort that’s specifically tailored to your home. Homes have natural heating and cooling imbalances. You might notice that your upstairs bedroom is always warmer than your bedrooms downstairs. It makes sense because heat rises, but it’s insufferable on hot summer afternoons. A ductless system is the one you want if you need specific care for your home.

Heat Pumps

Heat pumps are a great option if you want to balance your heating and air conditioning service with eco-friendly service. Heat pumps are something that you want to consider if you’re trying to “go green.” They’re one of the most efficient options you have available to you because they work a little differently than standard air conditioners. These systems move heat where you want it rather than generating it through traditional means.

Geothermal Heating and Cooling

Geothermal heating and cooling systems are typically the AC system that’s the most unfamiliar to our homeowners. Geothermal systems use the temperature of the earth a few feet below the ground to heat or cool your living space.

Geothermal heating and cooling systems are heat pumps. This means that they move the warm air where you want it. During the summer, a geothermal system will move the warm air out of your home and move cool air in.

Bonus: Wi-Fi and Smart Thermostats

The one thing that can give any air conditioner a competitive edge is a Wi-Fi or smart thermostat. Wi-Fi and smart thermostats are important, but the choice between the two or the countless models on the market can be overwhelming. We’ll help you.

Contact Althoff Industries, Inc. today for your central air conditioning services. We’ve been Chicago’s Choice Since 1961. “Hand It Off to Althoff.”

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