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It Is Time to Replace Your AC


The summer heat is about to return to Myrtle Beach, are you ready? More importantly, is your AC system up to the task?

With experienced technicians, financing options, and attention to detail, Martin Heat and Air makes the process of a new AC installation in Myrtle Beach, SC as easy as possible.

From condo associations, homeowner associations, and real estate companies, we’ve serviced the Myrtle Beach area communities for years. Ricky and Sheila Martin, owners of Martin Heat and Air, are your neighbors and we’re proud to work with you.

Options to Replace Window AC

Do you want better control over the temperature in your home? If you have been employing multiple window air conditioning units to cool your home, it may be time to replace them with a quieter, more consistent, and more efficient whole-home solution.

Three small window units use more energy than one central AC system installed in the house. Multiple window units mean multiple air leakages, which means more money is spent on energy costs.

While a window unit comes in at a way cheaper price of around $400-$1,700 with monthly running costs of about $40-$120,  if you’re planning to cool more than 4-5 rooms, then one central air conditioner will be cheaper in the long run. Your options are:

Central Air Conditioning System

Pros: Provides whole-house cooling and heating through a system of ducts that is efficient and effective even for larger homes. Central systems typically offer good temperature control and can include features like programmable thermostats.

Cons: Installation can be more invasive and expensive, especially if your home doesn’t already have ductwork. Additionally, central HVAC systems may have higher energy consumption compared to ductless systems, especially if ducts are leaky or poorly insulated.

Ductless Mini-Split System

Pros: Ductless systems are versatile and efficient, offering individualized temperature control for different zones or rooms. They’re relatively easy to install, especially in homes without existing ductwork. Ductless systems are energy-efficient and can save you money on utility bills.

Cons: While ductless systems are efficient for heating and cooling individual zones, they may not be as suitable for whole-house heating and cooling, especially in larger homes. They can also be more expensive upfront compared to window units but offer long-term savings.

Heat Pump

Pros: Heat pumps are highly efficient systems that can both heat and cool your home. They work by transferring heat between the indoors and outdoors, making them environmentally friendly and cost-effective, especially in moderate climates like ours.

Cons: Heat pumps have a higher upfront purchase price. They also need maintenance twice a year since they serve as both a heating and cooling system.


When deciding between these options, consider factors such as your budget, home layout, climate, and long-term energy savings. There is no reason to stress about a new installation when you have Martin Heat & Air in your corner!

Rely on Martin Heat & Air for AC installation. We’re more than HVAC services; we give you peace of mind. 

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