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Central Air Conditioning Installation and Repair Services near Denver, CO

Although Denver is known for its mild climate, residents of the Mile High City have experienced record-breaking heat in recent years. Installing a central air conditioner in your Denver home can keep you comfortable all summer long. Our Denver AC experts are prompt, professional, and experienced in installing and repairing a wide range of air conditioner brands.

Not sure which type of central AC is best for your home? Keep reading to learn about the different types of central air conditioners, plus signs that your central AC needs repairs.

Contact Golden West for Your Denver Central AC Installation and Repair Needs

Got questions about preparing for your central AC appointment? Don't hesitate to contact us before or after your installation. We're committed to educating Denver homeowners on how their systems work so they can recognize problems as soon as they arise.

We also invite you to watch your AC installation technician at work and ask as many questions as you like. We'll walk you through every step of the installation, explaining what we're doing and why in plain English.

Don't wait until sweltering summer temps hit to install or maintain your central AC. We install and maintain air conditioners in Denver year-round. We also service homes throughout Denver's suburbs, including Aurora, Lakewood, Centennial, and the surrounding area.

Get in touch today via phone, email, chat, or social media. Thank you for choosing Golden West!

Benefits of Installing a Central Air Conditioner

Window units, swamp coolers, and other types of air conditioners may work for small homes. But there are some key benefits of installing a central AC instead.

Central air conditioning units:

  • cool all the rooms in your house simultaneously
  • filter the air more efficiently than single-room air conditioners
  • are quieter than other AC units
  • increase the resale value of your home
Types of Central Air Conditioners

There are two main types of central air conditioners: split system and packaged unit. We'll describe both types in detail to help you choose the right unit for your home.

Split system air conditioner

Without getting too technical, split system air conditioners have one indoor component and one outdoor component that contain different parts.

The indoor unit contains the evaporator coil and may also house the furnace or air handler. The outdoor unit contains the compressor, condenser coil, and expansion coil. A series of tubes connect the indoor and outdoor units.

Here are a few split system AC pros and cons.


  • Quiet indoors
  • Energy efficient
  • Indoor parts are protected from weather and harsh conditions
  • Cheaper to install in Denver homes that already have a furnace


  • Higher upfront cost compared to window and portable AC units
  • May not be suitable for tall buildings
  • Noisy outdoor unit
  • Installation may take longer
Packaged unit air conditioner

As its name implies, the packaged unit contains all the parts of the AC in one unit. This unit is typically installed on the roof or next to the home.

Pros and cons of packaged unit air conditioners


  • Easy to install
  • Ideal for small homes and apartments with limited space
  • May also contain heating units


  • Not as energy-efficient as split systems
  • Can be difficult to maintain, especially if the unit is on the roof
Frequently Asked Questions About Central Air Conditioning
How long do central air conditioners last?

Typically, a central AC unit lasts for 10 to 15 years.

How do I know which type of central air conditioner is best for my Denver home?

First, consider whether you already have a furnace. Split system AC units are the best choice for Denver homes that already have a furnace installed. Packaged units may be better for smaller homes or apartments. Your Denver AC installation specialist can recommend the right unit for your needs and budget.

How often should I have my central AC serviced?

Annual AC maintenance is best for keeping your AC unit in good shape. Detecting problems early cuts AC repair costs and extends the lifespan of your air conditioner. Your Denver AC repair specialist will also inspect the ducts and repair any air leaks.

How do I know if my central AC needs repairs?

If you notice any of the following issues, contact us to schedule your central AC repair appointment:

  • Blowing warm air
  • Weak airflow
  • Strange noises or odors
  • Turning on and off randomly
  • Humid air indoors