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Dreading Another Hot Summer?
Central Air Conditioning Can Transform Your Home into a Cool and Comfortable Haven.

Service 1st Heating & Cooling is your trusted source for central air solutions in Cambridge. Learn more about the benefits of central air below, or contact us today for a free consultation and discover how we can help you beat the heat!

What Is Central Air?

Central air conditioning, also called “split-system air conditioning,” is a fantastic way to keep your entire home cool and comfortable during those sweltering summer months. Here’s a breakdown of how it works:

Imagine your central air system as a tag team, working together inside and outside your home to beat the heat.

Inside the House (The “Cold Side”):
  • Feeling Warm? Warm air from your home gets pulled into the system.
  • Chill Out! This air flows over a cold coil filled with refrigerant, absorbing heat and making the air nice and cool.
  • Back to You! The cooled air is then distributed throughout your home through ducts, leaving you feeling refreshed.
Outside the House (The “Hot Side”):
  • Taking the Heat: The used refrigerant, now warm from absorbing heat inside, travels outside.
  • Squeeze Play: A compressor puts the pressure on the refrigerant, making it even hotter.
  • Out with the Old: This hot refrigerant then flows through a coil outside, releasing the heat it picked up from your home into the outdoor air. A fan helps with this process.
Ready for Round Two: 

The cooled refrigerant then travels back inside, ready to absorb more heat and keep your home comfortable. This cycle continues all summer long, keeping your home cool and removing unwanted humidity for a more enjoyable living space.

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What Is the Difference Between Central Air and Air Conditioning?

In most cases, the terms “central air” and “air conditioning” are used interchangeably. They both refer to a system that cools and circulates air throughout a building.  However, there can be a slight difference in meaning:

Central Air Conditioning:

Central air conditioning specifically refers to a system with separate indoor and outdoor units connected by ducts. This is the most common type of air conditioning system for houses.

Air Conditioning:

Air conditioning is a broader term for any system that cools air can refer to any system that cools air, including the following:

  • Central air conditioning
  • Window units 
  • Portable air conditioners

So, central air conditioning is a specific type of air conditioning system. 

What Are the Different Types of Bryant Central Air Conditioners?

All Bryant central air conditioners utilize one of three compressor types, each impacting efficiency and comfort:


These compressors operate at a single speed, either on or off. They are the most basic and affordable option, but may cycle on and off more frequently, potentially leading to temperature fluctuations.


These compressors offer two operating speeds, high and low. This allows them to adjust cooling power to match demand, resulting in improved efficiency compared to single-stage models.


These are the most advanced and efficient compressors. They can adjust their speed gradually to precisely meet cooling needs, offering superior comfort and energy savings.

Choosing the Perfect Bryant Central Air Conditioner for Your Needs

Bryant central air conditioners come in three main series, each designed to meet different needs and budgets: Evolution, Preferred, and Legacy.

1. Evolution Series:

Top-tier Performance: These are Bryant’s most advanced air conditioners, featuring inverter-driven compressors for superior efficiency and quiet operation (as low as 51 decibels). Imagine running your air conditioner without even noticing it!

Unmatched Comfort: Evolution series units offer precise temperature control and dehumidification to create a consistently cool and comfortable living space.

2. Preferred Series:

Energy Efficiency at a Value: This series delivers many of Bryant’s energy-saving features at a more affordable price point. Enjoy lower energy bills without sacrificing significant comfort.

3. Legacy Series:

Budget-Friendly Comfort: The Legacy series offers a cost-effective option for homeowners looking for reliable cooling without the bells and whistles. Reviewers consistently praise the value proposition of this series.

Bonus Feature: 

Even the Legacy series includes wireless thermostat capability, a feature often missing from competitor models at this price point.

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Air Conditioning Maintenance

Let Service 1st Heating and Cooling HVAC experts take care of your air conditioning needs before the summer heat arrives. Schedule your appointment today 519-624-7651.

Why Choose Service 1st for Your Central Air Installation & Maintenance?

At Service 1st Heating & Cooling, we understand that comfort is key. That’s why we offer a hassle-free central air installation experience, tailored to your specific needs:

Expert Advice: 

Our certified technicians take the time to understand your unique cooling needs and budget, recommending the perfect central air system for your Cambridge home.

Bryant® Quality:

 We’re a proud Bryant® Factory Authorized Dealer, offering a wide range of high-efficiency and reliable central air conditioning systems.

100% Satisfaction Guaranteed: 

We go the extra mile to ensure your complete satisfaction. That’s why we back our installations with a 100% Risk-Free Guarantee.

Long-Term Comfort: 

We don’t stop at installation. We offer ongoing maintenance plans to keep your central air system running smoothly and efficiently for years to come. During maintenance visits, our technicians will provide valuable tips to extend the lifespan of your unit.

Choosing Service 1st means choosing comfort, expertise, and peace of mind. Contact us today for a free consultation and discover how we can help you beat the heat and create a cool and comfortable haven in your Cambridge home!

Contact The Experts At Service 1st!

Silas Roger Barrette

If you are exploring different types of cooling and heating solutions, contact us directly. You can rely on our experience and expertise at Service 1st. 

We have been serving homeowners in Cambridge and the surrounding areas for over 30 years and have a proven record of excellence. Whether it’s time for a simple service call or a new heat pump install, we can help.

We are a locally owned and operated business that prides itself on the highest quality work and installation of the highest quality products. We have received the prestigious Circle of Champions award from Bryant – an honour that highlights our commitment to quality, leadership, and excellence in the HVAC industry. We are an Elite Bryant Factory Authorized Dealer and offer our customers the highest quality products and services.

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