To help you better understand the concept of air conditioning, the following article will outline some different types of air conditioning units that are common. Reading this will help you make the best decision possible before investing in an air conditioning unit.
Unlike heating, which is a rather simple and straightforward process, air-conditioning is slightly more complicated. The process of cooling air involves taking the heat away. There are a few different ways to do this, which is why there are so many different makes, models and styles of air conditioners on the marker. It is most common for air conditioners to cool air through the process of a compression cycle which transfers heat from inside the home to outside of it.
Types of Air Conditioning Units
The most common types of air conditioning unit that employs this technique of cooling air are central air conditioner and heat pump units. These types of A/C units are best for those who have a large home with many rooms that need to be cooled. These are designed to push the cold air through a ventilation system that goes throughout the entire home or office into multiple rooms through ventilation ducts in the walls and floors. This type of A/C goes hand-in-hand with a furnace, which reverses the cycle during cooler months that demand the home to be heated rather than cooled.
These types of A/C units are very energy efficient, and often come with energy saving capabilities to maximize efficiency and minimize electricity costs. Another bonus is that they often last longer, and the system doubles as a heater during the colder months, so you won’t have to install so many different units in your home.
For customers who have smaller scale needs, a single room air conditioning unit is another option. These are typically found in apartment buildings, and are often attached to the room which is cooled via a window or slot that the unit fits directly into. The upside to this type of unit is that one individual unit is less expensive than installing a multi-room furnace system. A downside is that it is not the most efficient way to cool many rooms at once, since you will have to purchase and install multiple units.
These are just a few examples of the popular air conditioners that are available on the market today. To find out more, or learn about different styles, call us and speak with one of our friendly HVAC experts. They will help you find the perfect A/C unit for your needs!