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Types of Air Conditioners

July 18th, 2019 by cverdone

How easy is it to choose a new air conditioner? Believe it or not, knowing which type of air conditioner to buy isn’t always easy. In fact, it can be downright tricky. With so many different types of air conditioners to choose from, how do you know which is best?

Here’s what you need to know before choosing a new air conditioner:

Central Air Conditioning

Among the various types of air conditioners, central air conditioning units are the most common. Because of their cooling efficiency, they work well in both large and small homes. The way they operate is simple. They circulate the cool air throughout the home’s ductwork. The ductwork is mainly located within the walls and floors. As soon as the air becomes warm, it will circulate back into the ducts where it is transported right back to the air conditioner.

Keep in mind that even though these air conditioners are extremely common, it isn’t something you can have installed quickly. Installing this type of HVAC unit requires planning as well as preparation. Sizing is essential to the functionality of the unit. Installing the wrong size can cause your utility bills to skyrocket. Make sure to consult with our HVAC professional about central AC installation.

Window Air Conditioner

A window air conditioner, also known as a unitary unit, serves a somewhat different purpose compared to the others. Instead of being used to cool an entire home, it only cools down the room it is placed in. These compact HVAC units cool the ares by taking the warm air from the back and blowing cool air out the front. This type of air conditioner is perfect for people who live in a small space like an apartment or studio.

Hybrid Air Conditioners

Similar to how hybrid cars work, hybrid HVAC units can alternate their power source; fossil fuels and electricity. In fact, the system is able to switch on its own, which saves you money and energy. Hybrid air conditioning units function as efficiently as central AC units. As with another type of cooling system, it’s important that it’s only installed and maintained by a certified HVAC professional.

If you’re looking for a new air conditioner or would like to have your current one inspected, you’ve come to the right place. Contact Thornton Heating and Cooling to speak to an HVAC professional today. Call us now at (847) 905-1608.