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Types of Air Conditioning Units

July 18th, 2019 by cverdone

How easy is it to choose a new air conditioning unit? Believe it or not, knowing which type of air conditioner to buy for your home isn’t always easy. In fact, it can be downright tricky. With so many different types of air conditioning units to choose from, how do you know which is best?
Here is what you need to know before purchasing a new air conditioner.

Central Air Conditioning

Among the different types of air conditioner, central air conditioners are most common. Because of their 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 within the walls and floors. As soon as the air becomes warm, it will circulate back into the ducts. From there, it goes right back to the air conditioner.
Even though these are common, it isn’t something you can have installed in a short period of time. Installing this type of HVAC unit requires planning and preparation. Sizing is vital to the functionality of the unit. Installing the wrong size can cause your utility bills to skyrocket. Make sure to talk with our HVAC professionals about central AC installation.

Window Air Conditioner

A window air conditioner serves a different purpose than the others. It is also known as a unitary unit. Instead of cooling the whole home, it only cools the room it is in. These HVAC units cool the areas by taking the warm air from the back and blowing cool air out the front. This air conditioner is perfect for people who live in a small space like an apartment or studio.

Hybrid Air Conditioners

Like hybrid cars, hybrid HVAC units can change their power source. They use both fossil fuels and electricity. In fact, the system is able to switch on its own. This saves you money and energy. Hybrid air conditioning units are as efficient as central AC units. Like other cooling systems, only have it installed and maintained by a professional.
If you’re looking for a new air conditioner or need your current one checked, you’ve come to the right place. Contact Thornton Heating Service, Inc. to speak to an HVAC professional today. Call us now at (847) 905-1608.