How to Choose the Best Home AC System

Sometimes summers in kenya can be very hot especially at the beginning of the year or as it ends. There’s no way around it, they’re just warm, hot, and sometimes uncomfortable especially at some of the country's major regions; Nairobi, Kisumu, Coast, Eastern and North Eastern regions. As a way to alleviate the coming heat, many homeowners are looking at cooling options. But what is the best home AC system? Honestly, there’s no easy way to answer this question, that’s why we’re sharing the three most common AC systems, what they are, and their pros and cons.

Portable AC Units

There are only a few situations in which a portable AC unit should be used. If you’re renting a room where a window unit can’t be installed, or if you’re trying to cool a small, specific area. Portable AC units are easy to use and easy to operate, all you need to do is plug it in. The flip side is that they don’t cool more than a small area and they’re incredibly energy inefficient.

Central Home AC System

A central home AC system is the most popular option for most homeowners. The central system will evenly cool your whole home and it shares a duct system with your furnace. There are many pros associated with the central AC system. One is that it evenly cools every room in the home while being incredibly energy efficient. It’s almost completely silent, you won’t know it’s on, and the investment in a cooling system adds resale value to your home. One of the major drawbacks is cost.

Ductless or Mini-Split AC System

A mini-spit home AC system is the best option for homeowners who don’t have existing ductwork. These systems are small and consist of two units, an indoor evaporator and an outdoor condenser. There are many pros to this kind of unit until and fortunately only a few cons. The mini- split AC system allows for flexible temperatures in every room of the house, it is energy efficient. It’s quite and can even provide heat. The biggest issue that some may not like the aesthetics of a wall unit.