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Situations where you might need a roof mounted AC unit

Let’s explore some of the strengths and considerations to mull over when deciding if a roof-mounted A/C unit is the right choice. Eventually, homeowners will need to explore the idea of replacing their home’s A/C unit. As time marches ever forward, every major appliance and system in a home reaches a limit where it’s no longer practical to make repairs and then is when it’s time to start thinking about replacements and upgrades. Updates to technology have provided interesting advances in home air conditioning, creating a scenario where more and more homeowners are opting for roof-mounted A/C units for their homes rather than the traditional split systems. But what makes a roof-mounted A/C unit option so attractive to modern homeowners?

Scientific Reasoning

Due to the basic science of how energy is transferred, warm air rises and cold air falls. This principle of physics works to the advantage of a roof-mounted A/C unit, as it makes it easier for the system to both cycle the warm air rising up from the house, and pump cold air back down into the house, using less electricity to do so compared to a typical split A/C. And by saving electricity, homeowners are able to save some money on their electricity bills.

All Up Top

The way split systems are designed, part of the system is installed on the side of the house, and the other part of the system is installed within the house. This means that if an issue occurs, technicians will potentially have to work both inside and outside of the home to find a solution. Roof-mounted A/C units, however, are all-inclusive, meaning the entire system is housed in the rooftop unit. So while technicians and homeowners will need to access the roof to inspect the unit, they will be able to find what they’re looking for in one spot.

Small but Mighty

One disadvantage homeowners ran into with earlier rooftop air conditioner models was the large size. However, with the advancements in technology we mentioned earlier, one of the big changes is a smaller footprint for roof-mounted A/Cs. While they are still sizable in their own right, roof-mounted units have come down considerably in size, and have been developed to more naturally align with the roofs on which they sit, meaning they will no longer stand out as dramatically once mounted.

Roof-mounted air conditioners will not work for every home style, nor every homeowner. But when placed head-to-head with split system air conditioners, roof-mounted units can hold their own and offer a number of unique features that homeowners will only find with these unique systems.

If you’re interested in upgrading to a roof-mounted A/C, exploring to see if a roof-mounted system will work with your current home setup, or have any general questions regarding HVAC, reach out to the professionals at Duane Blanton Plumbing, Sewer, Heating, and Cooling. With over 30+ years of experience, the team at Duane Blanton will be able to help guide you on which A/C setup works best for your home, and provide expert maintenance should any issues arise in your current unit. Give the technicians at Duane Blanton Plumbing, Sewer, Heating, and Cooling a call today, at (815) 781-2567, or schedule an appointment right from your desktop or mobile browser with their convenient online scheduling portal.

Duane Blanton Plumbing, Sewer, Heating, and Cooling is proud to be a Bryant Factory Authorized Dealer, offering top-quality heating and cooling options to fit the specific needs of Duane Blanton customers. The quality, comfort, and efficiency of Bryant Heating & Cooling Systems’ products naturally aligns with Duane Blanton’s drive to provide an exceptional customer service experience. Ask a Duane Blanton Plumbing, Sewer, Heating, and Cooling expert today about the advantages of upgrading to a new Bryant Heating & Cooling system for your home!


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