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Serving the Greater Tacoma Area

Serving the Greater Tacoma Area


Central AC Not Enough? Check Out These Systems


Have you ever thought about getting “more” out of your central air conditioning system?

Central air conditioners are certainly one of the most popular choices for air conditioning installation in Tacoma, WA Of all the air conditioning options out there, they’re typically the most affordable. Plus, many homes may already have duct systems in place, making it that much easier to install a central AC.

Of course, there are times when a central AC owner might consider upgrading to a different type of air conditioner entirely. Depending on what you want in an AC, there’s a system out there to match your preference:


If you like your central AC but simply want it to be more efficient, you have a couple of options.

The simplest option would be to replace your AC for a more efficient model. If your AC is old, you’ll make significant leaps in efficiency just for replacing it with something more modern.

If that’s not enough, then we suggest looking into inverter air conditioners. These types of air conditioners are on a whole new level thanks to the use of variable speed compressors.

The compressor in a normal central AC only has two speeds: on and off. This means that the compressor runs cooling cycles at 100% speed. What makes a variable speed compressor special is that it can run at speeds between 0% and 100%.

Another way to think of it is like the gas pedal on a car. It’s safer and more efficient to gradually apply the gas than it is to floor the pedal. An inverter AC will cool your home down more efficiently by applying only as much power as necessary.


Maybe you like your central AC, but you hate the idea of having both an AC and a furnace. Wouldn’t it better if you only had one system to worry about?

Fortunately for you, that’s exactly what a heat pump is. This system is fully-electric. In summer, it works just like a normal air conditioner. In winter, you can flip a switch to reverse the function, thus turning it into a heater.

Heat pumps allow you to consolidate your HVAC system and the fuel costs associated with it into one expense. Plus, a heat pump in winter can more than carry its own weight in comparison to a natural gas furnace.

Flexibility and Control

If you’ve ever felt like your central AC was a mistake, then it might be the case that you’ve never experienced a ductless heat pump.

Everything about this system is different from a central AC, except the fact that they both provide air conditioning. The key difference is that they don’t rely on a duct system to transport cooled and heated air, and that difference allows for several benefits:

  • Each room or section of the home uses its own air handler. Each air handler has its own set of temperature controls, giving you complete control over your cooling and heating.
  • Replace your entire system with them, or just install one for a room that needs it. The choice is yours.
  • No ducts means no duct cleaning or duct repairs.

Contact Miller Comfort Systems today for more help on finding the perfect AC for your home. Wireworx Electric and Miller Comfort Systems, Together We Enlighten Your Climate.

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