Know Your AC: The 6 Different Kinds of Systems

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Know Your AC: The 6 Different Kinds of Systems

types of air conditionersThose hot summer months are right around the corner! Are you ready to keep you and your family cool? AC is essential as the temperature rises. Here are the six types of air conditioners. 

1. Central Air Conditioner

Central Air Conditioning is the most common in newer homes and larger commercial businesses. This unit is the most efficient and largest you can have in any property. 

This air conditioner circulates cool air through supply and return-ducts throughout the property. These aircon types produce almost no noise because the loud condenser unit is outside the home.  

2. Window Air Conditioner

These types of air conditioner units are very compact meaning all the components are in a single shell. They are popular among homeowners because window units don’t need elaborate installment and are cheap to purchase. 

These air conditioner types cool a room by expelling the warm air out of a room and pumping cool air in via the air vents. These aircon types are best suitable for cooling one or a couple of rooms at a time. 

3. Ductless Split Air Conditioner

These air conditioner types are specifically useful if you’re the type of person who likes to only cool the parts of the house in use! 

Ductless Split Air Conditioners, like Central A/C, is on the quiet side due to the loud condenser unit being outside the home.

This type of air conditioner cools the home by using refrigeration lines connected from the condenser unit outside to the individual blower units inside the home.

Due to this design, each zone has it’s own thermostat, allowing the owner to cool only the rooms in use! 

4. Packaged Heating And Air

Packaged heating and air conditioners contain all the parts of the air conditioner in one single container. This is a good solution for smaller homes or businesses that don’t have room for all the separate components.

5. Portable Air Conditioner 

The name is obvious but Portable Air Conditioners are unique units! They’re a standalone unit with all the compartments inside. This type of aircon unit uses an exhaust hose to pump the warm air out of a nearby window or wall opening. 

Portable Air Conditioners are the most suitable for areas of the home that get hotter than the others, such as, the kitchen. They are also a popular choice with those who rent apartments without central air conditioning. 

6. Hybrid Air Conditioners 

Hybrid Air Conditioners use a combination of electricity and fossil fuels to run. This design can switch from use electricity to using a furnace to burn natural gas, propane, or oil. 

This design can help the user save money and energy by switching settings when energy prices rise. 

Which Types Of Air Conditioners Are Right For You?

Deciding which type of air conditioner is right for your home may seem like a difficult task but it’s honestly not! With a little research, you and your family will be able to keep cool these summer months. 

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