A Beginners Guide: Different Types Of Air Conditioners

Looking for an air conditioning unit for your home or office? If so, it is necessary that you know available options you have on hand. Although, there are experts that can assist you as you make a decision, it is still far better if you have basic knowledge or information about each of the air conditioning types.

A Beginners Guide: Different Types Of Air Conditioners

Basically, there are 4 types of air conditioners, window, split, packaged and central. To give you information on each, read on the information below:

Window air con system

A unit meant to cool a small space or just one room is window air conditioner. Window air conditioner has all components of cooling, condenser, expansion coil or valve, cooling coil, evaporator and compressor placed in one box. A window or a huge opening is required to install this type of air conditioning unit. Aesthetically, this is not as pleasing, yet the most cost efficient if you need to cool just one room.

Split air con system

Split air conditioner is made up of 2 parts, indoor, consisting of cooling fan and evaporator coil and outdoor, where condenser, expansion valve and compressor are housed. This is best to cool one up to two rooms.

Packaged air con system

This air conditioning type is best to cool larger spaces or multiple rooms in an office or a house. You have two arrangement options for this type, one is all components, condenser (either water cooled or air cooled), evaporator, expansion valve and compressor, housed in one box. Then two, condenser and compressor are housed in just one housing. Compressed gas is passed through the individual units, which are made up of cooling coil and expansion valve, placed in different rooms.

Central air con system

This is the best option to use by larger sized houses, buildings, factories, hotels and the like. This air con system is made up of large compressor capable of producing tons of cool air. If the area you need to cool down is larger, then this is the most cost efficient and best option you have on hand.

The information above should make you well versed about different air con units and now you can call an expert to help you further deciding which one is best to install in your vicinity. It is a must that you ask as many questions as possible, as that will give you a guarantee that you are choosing the right system to use.

In terms of installation, to any air conditioning units, DIY is not recommended. Any air con has their own complexities that someone not trained would not understand. Calling an installer for your air con may cost additional dollars, yet you are guaranteed that it will work optimally. Besides, installation of air con requires proper grounding hence you should not take the risk. Not only that a professional installer can maximize the potential of your air con’s capacity to cool your room but it can also secure you from short circuit risks.

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