About Damien

Damien McCusker, Manager of Arpi's residential service division, has been working in the HVAC industry for 16 years and has hands-on experience in new home installations, furnace and air conditioner replacements, sales and residential service. He spends most of his spare time being an UBER driver, driving his kids to soccer practice and games.

How Should You Condition the Air in Your Calgary Home? Look at 4 Types of Air Conditioners

Phil Laprairie

How Should You Condition the Air in Your Calgary Home? Look at 4 Types of A/CHaving the wrong type of air conditioner can be costly if you're forced to replace it. Following is a list of the three most common means used to condition the air. Consider them carefully if you're planning a replacement or choosing an air conditioner for your new home. 

Split Systems

The most common type of central air conditioning unit, the split system has the evaporator coil located in a cabinet in your home which removes heat and moisture from the air.

A metal case outdoors contains the condenser coil, which releases the heat, and the compressor, a unit that pumps refrigerant between coils. The split system's indoor unit is connected to your home's ductwork, and a blower delivers cool air throughout your home. Your heating system can use the same system of ducts.

Packaged Central Air Conditioners

The evaporator, condenser and compressor are packaged into a single unit, and it is usually found on the roof or on a concrete slab by the foundation of a building. Ducts run through the exterior wall or roof and deliver cold air indoors.

This type of air conditioner is suitable for most commercial buildings. Combining this unit with heating coils or a natural gas furnace eliminates the need for a separate heating system.

Ductless Mini-Split System

This system is perfect for homes with no existing ductwork. An outdoor condenser and compressor is combined with an indoor blower, and the units may be mounted in a variety of ways.

The main advantage of this system is that they can be installed without having to tear up walls, but the cost of usage can be significantly higher.

For more information on the right HVAC system to condition the air in your Calgary home, contact Arpi's Industries Ltd. today.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Calgary, Alberta about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide. Image courtesy of Shutterstock

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