Not all air conditioners are the same. To ensure optimum comfort and prevent higher energy costs, you must choose the type of AC that best fits your home and needs. However, with all the different kinds of air conditioners on the market, deciding which one to install in your humble abode can be overwhelming.
Below a trusted air conditioner service provider shares what you need to know about the different types of ACs.
A central air conditioning system moves cool air through your home via ducts and registers. This is the most popular type of AC, and it can be a split-system unit or a packaged unit. A split system consists of two units joined together with copper refrigerant tubing and control wiring. This system is also divided into two spaces: the big metal box or outdoor unit that holds the condenser and compressor and the indoor unit that holds the evaporator.
Meanwhile, packaged units have everything in one place. HVAC contractors usually place them on a roof or next to the building’s foundation. They’re also usually installed in small commercial buildings, where ducts coming from the inside connect to the packaged AC unit outdoors.
Room Air Conditioners
Room air conditioners are popular in condominiums, apartments and other small living spaces. They can be installed in an existing window or wall opening. This type of air conditioner also doesn’t require ductwork.
Ductless Mini-Split AC
A ductless mini-split AC is a great option for homes that have hydronic heat and no existing ductwork. This type of AC is small, and as the name implies it also splits, with one unit outside and one inside on the wall. You can have a ductless mini-split air conditioner in different parts of your home. Its installation doesn’t require a window or wall opening; the inside unit is usually just installed on the upper part of the wall.
Hiring a reliable installer is just as important as choosing the right type of air conditioner for your home. At Denco Services International, LLC, we’re here to help with all your air conditioning repair and installation needs. Call us at (817) 691-6014 or fill out our contact form to learn more about our services.