The heat can cause extreme exhaustion especially during the summer. This is why people buy air conditioners to keep them cool and calm throughout the day. People have been using air conditioners throughout the years and much advancement in technology directly affected how air conditioners work. Today, there are many types of air conditioners to choose from that will suit your home and your needs. Before going out and buying an air conditioner unit for your home or office, it’s best to familiarize yourself with the different types of air conditioners that you can choose from and the technology behind them.
Window Air Conditioner
This system consists of a self contained unit that is installed in a window or through a hole that was made in an exterior wall. Because it’s not really a good idea to add holes in your house’s walls, these units are almost always installed in windows. The unit has all the components that an air conditioning unit needs in one box. It blows heat out on the other end of the unit and blows cool air on the other side.
Portable Air Conditioner
This is another type of the window air conditioning system. The portable unit has a self contained unit that can be positioned on the floor inside your room. It ejects heat through a hose vent that is placed outside an exterior wall. This type of air conditioning system is a bit noisier than other types of units and can handle rooms under 500 sq ft. If you have central air conditioning and there are rooms that are left hot, this may be the solution for you.
Split or Ductless Air Conditioner
This type of system is technically called a packaged terminal air conditioner or PTAC. You will usually see this type of air conditioners in hotels, apartments and other establishments. The split system separates the air conditioning system into two terminal units. The refrigerant tubing passes through an exterior wall which connects both package units. One package is the condensing unit that is located on the exterior which consists of the compressor, condenser and condenser fan. The other package is the evaporative unit that is located on the interior and handles air distribution and cooling. This unit includes the fan, expansion valve and evaporator coil.
Ductless Air Conditioner Options
This is the premium type of air conditioning system available for your homes, offices and businesses. It provides the quietest, most comfortable and best performing system compared to other types of air conditioning units. The only thing that you have to worry about when choosing the central air conditioning system is that the size has to be appropriate for the place that you are going to install it in. If the size of the system is too large, it will affect its performance and will not dehumidify properly or worse, it may short cycle. This type of air conditioning system is made of two packaged units, the condensing unit and the evaporative unit. Both of these systems are connected through refrigerant tubing. The large boxy unit that is found outside is called the condensing unit which consists of the compressor, condensing fan and condensing coils. The evaporative unit is usually placed near your heating system so it can use the same ductwork that it uses. The evaporative unit contains the expansion valve and evaporator coil.