Having 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.
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.
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