Cooling down your home the right way is going to be essential in the heat of a brutal Texas summer. Building a new home or replacing your current HVAC system can leave you wondering whether you made the right choice. There are several different types of home air conditioning systems to choose from. Each one has its own unique set of benefits that enables homeowners to effectively cool down their house. You only have to decide what your goals are to determine which system is going to be the most effective for your property.
Not sure which air conditioning system is going to be the best fit for you? Take a look at our crash course on the main types of home air conditioning systems available.
Central AC Units
A central AC unit is considered to be a split system that consists of two separate parts. It contains an outdoor portion that houses many of the most important parts including the condenser coils, fan, refrigerant, and all of the electrical components. On the inside, it funnels the air through the ductwork and is controlled by the thermostat.
This type of system is designed to cool the entire home by pumping cold air in and removing the heat from your indoor air. Along with pulling the warm air out, it also extracts the humidity from your air for a more comfortable feel. A central AC unit runs quietly because the main parts are located outside the home, and it can promote cleaner air due to the inherent filtration system.
Ductless Mini-Split Systems
A ductless mini-split system is ideal if you only need to cool down a few rooms or a rather small area. Much like a central AC unit, it has an outdoor condenser and an indoor air handler that are linked together with a power cable. You may be able to link up to four indoor air handlers to a single outdoor condenser depending on the model.
One of the main benefits of a ductless system is that you are conserving far more energy. It is estimated that you lose roughly thirty percent of your energy through the ductwork with a central AC unit. Ductless mini-split systems are also easy to install and less expensive to purchase than central units.
Like the other two main types of air conditioning systems, a heat pump has an indoor and outdoor component. Unlike the central AC unit that pumps cold air into the home, a heat pump works on transferring hot air out of the home. This is a unique twist because it can also pump heat into the home during the winter.
A heat pump is highly energy efficient because it does not generate more heat as it runs. It is also relatively convenient because it can adjust to heat and cool your home depending on the season. If your current furnace runs on something other than electricity, you may even save money by running this option during the cooler months.
When you need quality air conditioning installation, be sure to give Classic Air Conditioning Services a call. We can help you to install the perfect system, regardless of what your needs may be. Contact us today to see how we can help your home stay cool this summer!