A Simple Guide To The Different Types Of Air Conditioners

Louisville, KY – April 9, 2016 – Your house is comprised of many different systems and while you may consider the plumbing and the electrical systems to be of utmost importance, you should know that your HVAC system is as important as these two because like the plumbing and electrical systems, the HVAC system also deals with your comfort. The HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) system is the one that is responsible for regulating the temperature inside the house and making sure it is balanced and convenient for you. This means that during cold weathers, the HVAC kicks in and provides your house with warmth by warming the air inside and during extremely warm weathers the HVAC would once again do the same thing in reverse, this time turning hot air into cooler air.

One of the primary components of the HVAC system is the air conditioner and like its heating counterpart, the AC also plays an important role in the house that is why when you are planning to buy a new air conditioner, it is important that you buy the right one.

  1. Window Air Conditioner. This is probably one of the most common types of air conditioners and just like what its name implies, the window air conditioner is designed to fit in window sills. This type of AC is perfect for single rooms and it is also very easy to install. The window air conditioner is the least expensive type of AC in the market.
  2. Split or Ductless Air Conditioner. This type of AC is split into two parts: the indoor and outdoor units. The indoor unit consists of an evaporator and a cooling fan while the outdoor unit consists of the condenser, the compressor and the expansion valve. The outdoor unit is placed outside while the indoor unit is placed inside, but unlike the window air conditioner, it doesn’t take too much space.
  3. Central Air Conditioner. Out of all the AC types, this one is considered the best in terms of performance, quietness and comfort. However, if you choose this type, you should make sure that you choose the right size for your house if you want the best results. This AC type also consists of two units: the condensing unit and the evaporating unit.

Part of owning an air conditioner is servicing it and conducting the right air conditioner repair when needed in order to make sure that it runs in good shape and condition.