There’s nothing quite like coming home to a nice cool home in the middle of a sweltering summer, or working in an office where the temperature stays even and comfortable throughout the hottest months of the year. Indeed, air conditioning is one of the great marvels of modern living, something many of us take for granted until its gone and the thermostat on the wall slowly ticks up and up and up.
In the Inland Northwest, we are no strangers to extreme heat. It’s a rare summer that doesn’t break over a hundred degrees Fahrenheit for at least a few weeks. High temperatures make it difficult to sleep, difficult to work, even difficult to get out of bed and get dressed.
Which is why at AMS we do more Spokane air conditioning installation calls than almost any other heating or cooling system. When it comes to meeting your air conditioning needs, we are here to find exactly the right cooling system for your home or business.
More Than Just Keeping It Cool: Air Conditioning Advantages
Obviously your air conditioning installation will keep your home or business cool. That’s the point. But here are some additional facts worth keeping in mind:
- According to the CDC, air conditioners are the number one protective factor against heat-related illness and death
- The Mayo Clinic found that for individuals with allergies and asthma, air conditioning is a significant factor in warding off attacks
- A Cornell University study concluded that at 77 degrees Fahrenheit, workers are 98% productive, and with every 5 degree increase in temperature productivity declines roughly 5%
Your Spokane air conditioner installation is about more than just cool air. Air conditioning has a direct effect on how you feel during the day, how much you accomplish, and how comfortable your life is during months of extreme heat.
Types of Air Conditioners
There are five main types of air conditioner installation:
- Portable AC units
- Window air conditioners
- Through-the-wall units
- Ductless mini-splits
- Packaged Terminal AC
Portable units can be carried and moved room to room as needed. Window and through-the-wall installations are the most common and can provide excellent cooling for the entire house or business. Ductless mini-splits have become more favored in recent years as they can be installed in virtually any room and are quieter than window and through-the-wall units. PTAC units are commercial grade and are commonly found in hotels and office spaces.
Choosing an Air Conditioning Unit
Every home or business is unique and will have a different set of challenges when it comes to an air conditioner installation. For most customers, window or through-the-wall units are ideal, providing quality levels of cooling while being less costly upfront.
Ductless mini-splits are a strong option for customers looking to provide specific temperature control for various rooms. Since ductless mini-splits are installed in each room of a home or office, you can set different temperature levels for each room. On the downside, these units cost more to install and can be cost prohibitive for some clients.
For business owners, a packaged terminal air conditioner may be precisely what your company needs, depending upon the size of your building and the number of rooms you need to cool.
At AMS, our air conditioner installation experts will work closely with you to determine precisely what type of unit will work best within your home, providing you with the maximum amount of comfort at the most reasonable price on the market. We consider not only the size of your home, but also the size of your budget and the specific installation challenges unique to your residence.