Rooftop Air Conditioner vs. A Side-Yard Air Conditioner

June 16, 2020

The technician installing your air conditioner may give you the option of installing a rooftop or side-yard air conditioner. Each has its advantages and disadvantages. Here are some things to consider as you make your decision.

Rooftop AC Advantages

Air can cycle more easily through your home with this system as warm air rises. A rooftop AC system doesn’t have to blow cool air as hard to get it into your house. It also doesn’t need to draw in warm air as hard as a side-yard AC unit does. This results in a more energy-efficient system.

Side-Yard AC Advantages

Side-yard AC systems are more versatile than rooftop units. You have more options when it comes to make, model, size, power, and other factors. This makes it easier to find the perfect size system for your residence.

Quinte Air Supply is a Belleville, ON, company that installs a variety of air conditioning systems. Our highly qualified and experienced technicians can help you to make the best choice for your circumstances.

Rooftop AC Disadvantages

Some people consider a rooftop AC unit to be a bit of an eyesore. However, new rooftop air conditioners are less conspicuous than ever. They’re harder to maintain since you or professional technicians need to climb onto the roof. Additionally, they’re more expensive to install.

Side-Yard AC Disadvantages

A side-yard air conditioning unit isn’t as energy-efficient as a rooftop system, although they can still be quite good. This is because they need to work harder to circulate air between the indoors and outdoors. They also aren’t as safe as a rooftop AC system since it’s easier to steal copper from a ground-based AC unit.

Quinte Air Supply is a heating and cooling company with more than 30 years of experience. Our knowledgeable technicians perform heating and cooling installations, tune-ups, and repairs throughout Belleville. We also install and service hot water heaters and perform ductwork. Contact us today to schedule an appointment or if you have any questions.

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