Making your home a pleasant, comfortable place to live is easy, with the right air conditioner. Too many homeowners are forced to deal with AC repairs and maintenance issues because they don’t have the right system for their cooling needs. The Bacon team works hand in hand with homeowners in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex to determine exactly what they are looking for in their next AC system.

First things first, we should go through the several kinds of air conditioners. The following systems can be found in homes across Dallas and beyond, and can be fitted for your home as well, based on your needs:

  • Central AC
  • Ductless Mini-Split system
  • Given the options, the next thing to do is assess how each one compares to your current system. These are the aspects to consider before replacing your air conditioner.

    SEER Rating

    Also known as the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio, SEER is the rating given to each HVAC system and tells you how efficiently your AC runs. The higher the rating, the easier it will be to cool your home while saving energy. This can substantially improve your long-term energy budget as well.

    Installation prices and second opinions

    Almost as important as your new system, the installation team can make a big difference in your future comfort. If you decide to invest in a more advanced system, don’t limit its capabilities with a poor installation. Many home service companies, such as Bacon, offer free second opinions for quotes and quality assessments. We want to provide complete confidence your system is everything you hoped it would be!

    Size of your home

    The type of air conditioner you choose is most important when considering how large your home is and what kind of space you have. Use the following list to determine which system could fit in your home:

    Central AC: Large homes usually have a duct system installed, which allows cool air to move efficiently to each space from a central unit.


    Larger units that involve ductwork can get expensive to install, especially if your home doesn’t already have ductwork. Portable or individual units are much cheaper but can become expensive if you are buying one for each room in a large house. It’s all a matter of how much cooling you need and where.

    How long do you plan to be in your home

    Almost any kind of system you buy will last at least 10 years, with more advanced systems lasting up to 20 years. An updated system can provide lasting comfort and increase the value of your home when you do plan to move but investing in a replacement when you don’t know whether or not you’ll be there in a couple years might not be worth it was given the costs.

    There are several factors involved when deciding whether or not to update your AC, but you don’t have to do it all alone. Talk to a pro at Bacon. We’ll help you determine which system is perfect for your home!

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