Different Types of Air Conditioning Units

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Different Types of Air Conditioning Units

Understanding what each kind of air conditioner can provide for you and your home is the first step to picking the right air conditioner for you! Here are some of the generally recognized types of air conditioners.

Central Air Conditioning

This popular option for single-family homes and some multi-unit homes is a central (as the name implies) cabinet or two cabinets that contain the condenser, compressor, and evaporator for your system. Throughout the home, there is a system of ducts and in and out flow systems that allow air to circulate, returning to the central system to be cooled down before being sent back out into the home or building.

Window Unit Air Conditioners

Window units are graded for the size of the room they can air condition, with more air conditioning power for larger sizes of rooms. They must have a window in which to be placed so that they can propel warm air out of the room and cool air into the room.

Portable Window Air Conditioners

Much like window units, this new style of window unit is meant to be easier to use in different rooms; it generally cools air and pushes it back into the room, venting warm air through an exhaust hose that needs a window. However, the unit itself is often on wheels, meaning that taking it out of the window and wheeling it elsewhere is much easier, especially if you want to use only one or two portable units in the rooms you use most.

Ductless Mini Split Air Conditioners

These non-duct-based air conditioners can be helpful for reducing the complexity of your system, if that is what you prefer, or if your home doesn’t include ductwork and you don’t want to create a retrofit. They can be particularly nice for different “zones” of the home to have different temperatures.

Geothermal Heat Pump A/C

This interesting HVAC system relies on the difference in temperature between coils underground (where the temperature stays a stable 55` F) to provide your home with cool air in the summer and keep your home comfortable in the winter as well.

Hybrid Air Conditioners

These air conditioners alternate between fossil fuel functionality and electricity while using a heat pump. These optimize based on outside temperature (or energy price) in order to make your system ultra-efficient.

Our expertise as HVAC and plumbing specialists makes Bullseye the right choice when you are choosing an air conditioner. We’ll help you work through which system is best for you, whether you need to install an air conditioner presently or want to maintain or repair your current system. Contact us for a consultation today!


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