A powerful home cooling system is an essential part of most southern homes. Texas is no exception, with a whopping 98 percent of homes using air conditioning equipment. Central AC is the most common solution, but the options are still seemingly endless. If you're looking into upgrading your air conditioning, you'll find a vast range of choices that are suitable for your home.
Turning to a professional is always a smart idea when you're shopping for HVAC equipment. A system that's too large or too small will dramatically decrease your home's energy efficiency and will typically result in inadequate cooling, even if your system is an oversized behemoth. It's important to educate yourself about how air conditioning works and what your options are before you pull out your wallet and commit to a unit.
Split systems, heat pumps, central air conditioners, and ductless mini-split systems are only some of the options available to today's homeowner. Do you know the difference between an air-source heat pump and ground-source heat pump? How about the capacity of a window unit? If you're feeling overwhelmed by the options or uneducated on the vast and varied world of cooling systems, you're not alone. Many homeowners find the wealth of available information confusing.
Get a quick grasp on the situation with the following infographic from McWilliams & Son Heating and Air Conditioning about keeping your cool in Texas. You'll find a breakdown of your options, a quick visual representation of the most popular picks, and some essential tips to get you pointed in the right direction.