Cooling System

Which Type of Cooling System is Right for Your Home?

Before you know it, the warmer weather will be upon us. The need for cooler air throughout the home will be among your chief concerns as the temperatures rise and the days get longer; while it’s something no one wants to worry about until the time comes, thinking about your cooling system should happen now. Air conditioning technology has come a long way over the last few decades. Homeowners now have options they didn’t before.

Do you know which type of cooling system and cooling technology you currently have? Is it outdated? Is it working properly? These are questions you should have answers to because they can help you determine the next steps.

The importance of a cooling system

We could start with the obvious (ok, we will): a cooling system offers relief from warmer air throughout the home. When it’s hot outside, you’re longing for that feeling when you get inside and the air is cool.
A lot of people also prefer cooler air to sleep; a majority of people say they sleep with air temperatures between 60-67 degrees Fahrenheit. Air conditioning systems are important during the summer months. They also play an important role during an essential time of day: sleep.

What does a cooling system do?

The concept is simple (provide cooler air) but the process of cooling versus heating is a bit more complex. Heating requires energy to generate heat, whereas cooling requires energy – usually more energy – to take heat away and create cool air.
There are a few different types of cooling systems available. Knowing your home, your individual energy needs, and also your home’s capabilities will help determine which system is right for you.

The three primary types of cooling systems

As it turns out, air conditioning units are not the sole method of cooling. The type of cooling used in your home – or is recommended for your home.  Depends on several factors including your geographic location and home infrastructure.

If you’re not sure, it’s always best to give Uncle Mike’s Home Service a call. Our experienced team will be able to inspect and determine the exact type of cooling system you need; in some cases, we’ve found that people have the wrong type of cooling system. It ends up costing them a lot more money than had it been done right in the first place.

Central air conditioning system

This is the most common cooling mechanism, and you’ve probably seen it just about everywhere. There’s an important distinction to make between central air systems and HVAC systems (heating, ventilation, air conditioning): central air draws power from electricity. Whereas HVAC systems may utilize more than one power source.

The refrigerant inside the central air conditioning system prepares the air for distribution, and once it’s cooled to the desired temperature. It is dispersed through the ventilation and into the home.

Heat pump system

Fun fact: heat pumps aren’t just for heat! They provide cool air, too, and they can be more energy-efficient than central air conditioning. If you need cool air, the pump takes warmer air and pushes it out of the system.

Heat pumps use electricity to power the system and are generally designed as ducted or ductless, making them a versatile option for a variety of homes.

Ductless mini-split system

This type of cooling system is an alternative for people who want to steer away from a whole-house solution. A ductless mini-split cooling system uses a heat pump to draw warm air out, and an air handler to cool the interior.

Uncle Mike’s Home Service is standing by and ready to help YOU!

Do you feel that your home’s cooling system could use an upgrade? Are you ready to explore your options before the summer months arrive?

With Uncle Mike’s Home Service, you get access to experienced professionals who specialize in the latest advancements in cooling systems – and who can expertly determine the solution that’s right for your home.

You can call us at 844-900-MIKE, or fill out our online contact form to request a free estimate or schedule an appointment.


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