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Your New AC Selection Guide


If you’re thinking about replacing your air conditioner, you’ve probably realized that there are a wide variety of systems designed to cool your home. How can you know which one is best?

Well, it’s not so much a matter of one air conditioning method being truly better than another. It’s more a matter of determining which options work best for your unique home and for your personal needs. A helpful professional in air conditioning installation in Eveleth, MN can assess those things with you and provide expert guidance as you make your choice. But in the meantime, it may help to have a clearer sense of what your options are.

Central Air Conditioners

This is the type of air conditioning system you’re most likely to be familiar with. They work by sending refrigerant gas, pressurized by a compressor, through the condenser coil in the outdoor portion of the system. There, it releases heat, condenses back into a liquid and continues through the system to the indoor evaporator coil. When it evaporates there, it cools the coil and thus cools your home. Central air conditioners are reliable and they effectively keep homes at a consistently cool temperature. It’s possible that, if you’ve had a lot of experience with older central air systems, you don’t know just how much more energy-efficient the newer ones can be.

Heat Pumps

A heat pump is an environmentally-friendly option. Like a central air conditioner, they operate by using refrigerants. There are some key differences, though. A heat pump does not create heat, it simply moves it from one place to another. And they can also be used to increase the temperature of your home as well as to cool it down.

Geothermal Systems

A geothermal system relies on the fact that it is significantly cooler underground during hot weather than it is on the surface. No refrigerants are used in this system. A loop of piping, filled with water and environmentally-friendly antifreeze, travels through your home and through the earth. This creates a heat exchange that draws heat down and away from your home and draws the cool temperatures up from the earth to make you comfortable.

Ductless or “Mini-Split” Systems

A ductless system can be a great option for avoiding costly and time-consuming installation and preventing energy wastage from duct leaks. It has the added benefit of being both a cooling and a heating system. You can reverse the direction that heat flows with the flip of a switch, either allowing heat to be released outdoors during the summer or releasing that same heat indoors in the winter. This can also reduce the cost of maintenance and repairs since you only have one system to keep in good running order. 

Our veteran-owned family business has been operating for well over three decades. You can be assured that we have the utmost respect for our customers, and once we’ve helped you with choosing and installing a new air conditioner, we will be around for the long haul, available for regular maintenance and 24/7 emergency repair, keeping you in long-lasting comfort.

Reach out to Mesaba Heating & Air Conditioning today to get the best comfort level all season long.

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