Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Types of Air Conditioners and Which One is Right for Your Home

Wheeler's Air Conditioner

Not all air conditioners are created equal. Some are better for residential areas while others fair better in a commercial setting. Knowing what type of air conditioning system works best for your environment will save you a lot of time and money.

There are 4 different, basic kinds of air conditioners for homes and businesses.

  1. Window air conditioner - The Spruce states that it’s technically a unitary conditioner. This means that it is a self-contained air conditioning unit that sits in a window. If there wasn’t a window, it would still need some kind of hole to the outside world. This limits not only the space you can use this type of air conditioner but also limits the amount of space that can be cooled as the unit is centralized to one area.
  2. Split air conditioner -This is a ductless system or a “packaged terminal air conditioner (PTAC).” The split system is like the name, it’s split into two parts, usually far away from each other. Tubes that are refrigerated connect to both units. The condensing unit sits on the outside of your house and has a compressor, condenser and a condenser fan. The interior of your house will have the other half of the system, which contains the evaporator unit, the fan, expansion valve, and evaporator coil.
  3. Portable air conditioner - A mobile, self-contained air conditioning system. You can put this unit where ever you want! This one unit air conditioning system releases heat with a hose vent. However, it’s a lot noisier and won’t release as much heat or cold air.
  4. Central air conditioning - This is one of the most effective cooling solutions for your home; however, it’s also the most expensive. It’s quiet and gets the job done if you choose the right sized unit. The size of your home highly affects the size of unit you need. Like the split system, it's made of two different units, one inside and one outside, using refrigerant tubing.

Wheeler’s Heating and Air Conditioning is a family owned and ran business. We will provide quality service in whatever we do, to treat you just like family! We are available 24/7 and will never charge you an extra fee for after hours, holidays, or weekends. We also offer free in-home estimates and pay attention to the details.  Wheeler's Heating and Air Conditioning is a company you can trust. We provide installation and repair of air conditioning units. It’s important to know all the different kinds of systems before installing and choosing what’s right for you!

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