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    Installing a new air conditioning system in an older home can seem like an impossible task. While you may deal with structural challenges and other problems that aren’t an issue in newer houses, installing a new air conditioning system is a viable option for many older homes. If you’re looking to have a new air conditioning system installed in your older home, here are three potential options.

    1. Central Air Conditioning for Older Homes

    Central air conditioning is one of the most popular ways to cool a home, whether new or old. With a central air conditioning system, a condenser unit is installed outdoors, which houses an evaporator, compressor and a condenser. A series of intricate ductwork is installed throughout the walls and ceilings of the home, which transports the cooled air throughout the various rooms of the home. Central air conditioning systems can also be combined with a heating coil or a natural gas furnace, which can eliminate the need for a separate heating mechanism.

    Although central air conditioning systems are a popular choice for heating and cooling homes, installing a new system can be problematic for older homes. This is mainly because older homes often have unique blueprints, which can make installing the ductwork especially challenging.

    2. Heat Pumps

    Despite its name, a heat pump can effectively cool and heat a home. During the summer months, heat pumps move heat from the house and release it outside. During the winter, heat pumps extract heat from the outside and use it to warm the home. Although heat pumps tend to be more expensive than other types of air conditioning systems, they can garner impressive energy savings.

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    3. Ductless Systems

    Ductless systems are mounted high on a wall and have an attached blower that disperses cool air throughout the home. An indoor and outdoor component are attached via tubing, which works to recycle refrigerant used in the cooling and heating process. Ductless systems essentially work like central air conditioning systems, but don’t require ductwork to be installed. This makes ductless systems great for older homes that present unique structural challenges.

    For more resources on air conditioning installation and replacement, check out these blogs:

    What Size Air Conditioning System Do I Need?
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    8 Signs It’s Time to Replace Your HVAC System
    What’s the Difference Between Ductless & Central AC?
    Which HVAC System Is Right for Me?
    How Do I Upgrade from Window Units to Central AC?

    Call Energy Air in Central Florida for a New AC Install

    If you’re not sure which heating and cooling system is right for your home, contact the HVAC professionals at Energy Air. Our team of experienced technicians can help you select the right system for your unique home and lifestyle. To learn more about our residential and commercial air conditioning products and services, contact us today, or schedule service online.
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