Home Air Conditioning Systems

DC summers can be oppressive at times. That’s why it’s critical that homeowners have an efficient and effective air conditioning system. With the many advances in technology, there are more options and solutions available than ever before.

B.M.C/Clower is constantly working with industry leaders like Carrier , Lennox and Mitsubishi to stay on top of these options, and is ready to help you maximize your summer comfort.

Air Conditioning Services

We understand the importance of a properly functioning cooling system and offer regularly scheduled check-ups and system inspections (through our Maintenance Agreements) as well as emergency response repair services to ensure that you are getting the maximum performance from your comfort investment.

Before you call B.M.C./Clower, be sure you perform these 3 simple self-inspections:

  1. Check your circuit breaker or fuses to make sure your air conditioner as power.
  2. Have you replaced your filter recently?
  3. Have you removed any debris from around the outdoor unit?
  4. Wait 15 mins for the system to cool down, reset and test.

Request an estimate or schedule a service call with B.M.C./Clower today!

Air Cooling Systems

There are 3 simple questions that will help to direct your decision on which cooling system option to install:

1. Gas or Electric?

The choice between gas and electric units is often one of personal preference and the related costs of each energy source in your area. Once much cheaper, the rise in the cost of natural gas has helped to make electric a solid consideration for many homeowners.

2. Ducted or Ductless?

The choice between duct or ductless often depends on the architecture and type of home into which the cooling system is being installed. While ducted systems can be less expensive in most instances, the ductless option in older homes or in new home additions has become increasingly attractive to homeowners.

3. Small or Large Area?

Just as with heating systems, proper sizing of your cooling solution is critical. If too large, the solution will likely end up wasting energy. If too small, the solution is likely to end up failing in its goal of providing desired comfort.

Air Conditioning System Options

There are 3 basic types of air conditioning solutions:

1. A central air conditioning system

These consist of a condenser or heat pump outside and a furnace inside which distributes air to each room using a duct system. The benefits of this solution include:

  • Quietest operation
  • Lower installation cost (due to use of existing duct system)
  • Increased home resale value AC Service


2. A split or a mini-split (for smaller spaces) air conditioning system

These units (also referred to as packaged terminal air conditioners) consist of a single condenser unit outside the home and at least one ductless delivery unit inside the home. They are preferred for older homes and for home additions, or for a central home location, such as a single floor or wing. The benefits of this solution include:

  • Reduced installation cost
  • Localized comfort
  • Expandability (up to 8 separate climate zones)


3. A portable air conditioner, which provides cooling for one room or small area without any special installation

Whether you’re searching for a new air conditioning system for your home, a larger capacity cooling unit, or in need of maintenance or repair on your existing air conditioning equipment, B.M.C/Clower is ready to be of service to you.  Call us today at 866-904-9946 to request an estimate or schedule service.