The Various Types of Residential AC Systems
There are several factors that you need to consider when choosing an air conditioning system you’re your home. Some of the factors include how large the area to be cooled is, the total heat to be generated and its energy efficiency. Below are some common types of residential AC systems that get the job done in different ways.
Ductless air conditioners
Ductless air conditioners, also known as split systems, are currently the most popular air conditioning systems available on the market. The system is divided into two units: the indoor unit which is mounted on a wall and the outdoor unit that contains the refrigerant, compressor, condenser fan and condenser.
It works by sucking in the indoor air and passing it over refrigerant coils, where it is cooled and then blown back into the house.
Portable air conditioners
This unit consists of a mobile self-contained machine which is usually placed on the floor and usually discharges exhaust heat using a hose vent through the exterior wall. They are known to be a bit noisier and are able to effectively cool rooms under 500 Sq. ft.
Central air conditioning units
This is the quietest, best performing and most comfortable air conditioning system that can be installed in any home. It is made up of two units: the condensing unit and the evaporative unit. Both units are connected using refrigerant tubing.
The system works when the evaporative unit sucks hot air from indoors and passes it through the refrigerant tubing where it is cooled and pumped back through the condensing fan.
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