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What Kind of AC Should I Buy?

When it comes to your home’s air conditioning system, you have more options than you might realize. Gone are the days of the one-size-fits-all central AC. Nowadays, you can control your home’s temperature with all types of systems, like ductless, geothermal and high-efficiency models.

Depending on your budget, household size and cooling goals, there’s an AC system that’s perfect for you. Read on to learn more about the types of air conditioners you can buy for your home. When it’s time to install your new AC, reach out to the team more Birmingham residents rely on. Reach out to Skelton’s Heating, Cooling & Plumbing!

Types of Air Conditioners

Here at Skelton’s, we’re experienced with all styles of AC systems. We can install, inspect, repair and maintain your air conditioner no matter what type of system it is. Below are three popular cooling system categories. For questions or concerns about your home’s AC, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team.

Central Air Conditioning

Central ACs are the traditional model found in most homes. This style of cooling system works by circulating air through a system of supply and return ducts. With a central AC, the spaces in your home are cooled simultaneously through your ductwork.

Unless you choose to install dampers in your vents, customizing your central AC isn’t an option. You can, however, choose from a selection of high-efficiency models to save money on your utility bills. Ducted ACs are a trusted cooling system that homeowners have relied on for decades.

Ductless AC

Ductless cooling systems are streamlined, customizable cooling systems. They combine an outdoor unit with an indoor air handler to create separate zones throughout your space. This style of cooling is automatically more energy-efficient than ducted AC since energy isn’t lost through air ducts.

Ductless ACs, also known as mini-split systems, can be programmed to cool different rooms in your home to different temperatures, unlike a traditional ducted system. A ductless air conditioning system can provide your home with zone cooling technology and energy savings. One of the best perks of a ductless system is that it can complement an existing central AC to improve your indoor comfort.

Heat Pumps

Heat pumps are an increasingly popular choice for Alabama homeowners. With the ability to both heat and cool a space, heat pumps are an efficient option for residential climate control. A heat pump can collect heat and transfer it outside during the summer or move the heat indoors during the cooler months.

The most common type of heat pump for residential use is an air-source pump. Another option is a geothermal heat pump, which can move heat from the ground and transfer it to your home. With the ability to both heat and cool a space efficiently, it’s no wonder the demand for heat pumps in Alabama is growing.

Reliable AC Replacement Services

No matter what type of cooling system you pick for your home, choose Skelton’s Heating, Cooling & Plumbing for your AC installation. As the top Birmingham AC contractor, we’re the team you need to stay comfortable year-round. When you’re ready to install your new climate control system, contact the team at Skelton’s!

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What Our Customers Are Saying

We had a great experience with Skelton’s!

We had a great experience with Skelton’s! Our dog damaged the wiring on our A/C condenser, and it stopped working while the highs were still in the 80’s. Skelton’s came out the next day and got our condenser working again. Would recommend them and use them again!

Mary B.

Very Professional and Responsive

Skelton’s Heating, Cooling & Plumbing is very professional and responsive. I was able to request service via an online service request form one evening and was called promptly the next morning. I was subsequently able to have service performed within 2 hours. When your AC is not working this is like finding gold! I highly recommend them.

Robert Q.

Prompt and Courteous Team

Outstanding service. Professional installers with attention to detail. Prompt and courteous team that showed up on time and worked quickly and efficiently. My new unit was shown to me completely and they helped me set up my wireless/smart thermostat. I would highly recommend. Reasonably priced top notch installation and cleaning.

Mike D.