Air Conditioning

Finding the Right Cooling System for Your Home

The most common type of air conditioning system in this area is a central forced air split-system. This system has an air conditioner or heat pump located outside of the building with either an indoor cooling coil attached to a furnace, or an indoor fan coil located in the basement or attic. Split-system central air conditioners come in a variety of efficiency ranges from 14 SEER to as high as 20+ SEER.

For areas that can’t be ducted, mini-split air conditioners are a popular choice. These consist of an outdoor unit piped to a small self-contained blower coil unit installed on the wall or ceiling. With efficiency levels as high as 26 SEER, mini-split systems can be a great choice for areas such as sun rooms, or other hard to cool areas.

Typically, over half of the energy used in your home goes to heating & cooling, so making the right decision about your home’s system can have a big effect on your utility bills — and your comfort. We carry a complete line of Energy Star® qualified equipment, with many systems qualifying for federal or local tax credits or rebates.

Popular Air Conditioning Systems

Central Air Conditioning Systems

Also known as a ducted air conditioning system, the central air conditioning system keeps the whole house or commercial space cool by distributing cool air through a network of ducts and vents. The ducts used by central systems can also be used to distribute heat during winter.

Mini-split Air Conditioners

Unlike central air conditioning systems, mini-split air conditioning systems do not need ducts to distribute cool air throughout a property. Instead, they are used to cool individual areas inside a house or building. The compressor and heat exchangers — the outdoor components of mini-split units — don’t have to be located directly behind the indoor portion, giving property owners the convenience of placing these outside components in a location where they will not be displayed prominently.

Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners

A Packaged Terminal Air Conditioner (PTAC) is a self-contained, through-the wall appliance that is mounted through a hole cut into an exterior wall. They are similar to window units, but with no outdoor portion protruding from the wall outside.

Air Conditioning Services

  • Air conditioner repair
  • Air conditioner service and cleaning
  • High efficiency AC installation
  • Heat pumps
  • Compressor repair
  • Condensate drain lines
  • Indoor air quality
  • Coil and duct sanitation
  • Air purification & sterilization
  • Home protection – smoke alarms, CO detectors, whole house surge protectors
  • Duct cleaning
  • Duct repair, reroute, modification
  • Whole house dehumidifier
  • WiFi/Smartphone thermostats
  • Residential zoning systems
  • Ductless solutions
  • Ductless mini-split systems
  • Weather sealing & home efficiency
  • Thermostat service
  • Filter replacement
  • Attic insulation

Before getting an air conditioning system installed, it’s best to understand your needs and know your options. TriState Home Service can perform a thorough home energy audit to help you maximize your energy savings and get the most out of your investment.

Whether you need maintenance, emergency services, or to have a new cooling system installed, our certified technicians can help!

High Velocity Heating & Cooling Systems

Many people are only familiar with more traditional heating and cooling systems. While these work for many consumers, those with space constraints, architectural limitations or requirements, or who are just looking for a different option may want to consider a high velocity system. These systems work by utilizing a small duct, high-velocity airflow to produce high quality heating and cooling results.

Why Choose a High Velocity Heating & Cooling System?

  • No loud, intrusive installation
  • Uses a third of the space required in a conventional system – less surface area means less leakage
  • Flexible ducts that can be installed almost anywhere, eliminating the need for baseboard radiators and in-window air conditioning units
  • More evenly circulated warm or cool air
  • Uses less energy than conventional systems and, therefore, saves you money
  • Utilizes small spaces and is designed to mesh with the current aesthetic of your home

Many consumers don’t know about the benefits of a high velocity system for their home. The team at TriState Home Services can explain your options and help you make an informed decision about whether it is the right choice for you. If you are considering a high velocity heating and cooling system, or have any other questions, give us a call!