Types Of Air Conditioners

 Air conditioners have become mandatory, especially in the summer prone areas. There are different aspects that an HVAC contractor takes into account before suggesting an air conditioner for your home or office. Some of the factors that are taken into consideration are the area of the room which has to be cooled and the heat generated in an enclosed area, with these they can suggest the system most suitable for you. The commonest of the air conditioners used are the Window Air Conditioner, the Split Air Conditioner, and the Packaged Air Conditioner. The Split Air Conditioner occupies lesser space and is considered a more aesthetic version of the Window ACs.

Mostly window air conditioners are used to cool single rooms and in a window air conditioner all the units of the system like the compressor, condenser, expansion valve, and the cooling coil comes in a single box. The machine is most commonly fitted in a window sill. While the split air conditioner has two parts. The inside unit and the outside unit. The outdoor unit is fitted outside the room and the inside unit is placed within the room. It has been noticed that a split air conditioner can be used to cool one or two rooms at a time. On the other hand, a packaged air conditioner is suggested by an HVAC contractor when you are looking at cooling a larger space in your home or office. Two kinds of arrangement are possible in a packaged air conditioner.

 Now, we try to explore further, we will be in a position to categorize the different kinds of room as well as central air conditioner systems. For example, there are around five kinds of room air conditioners from which you can choose the one that suits you the best. They are the following:

• Portable air conditioners
• Window air conditioners
• Through-the-wall air conditioner
• Ductless Mini-Split Air Conditioners
• Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners

Each of these systems mentioned above offers cooling of your environment in two different ways. One is the primary source of cooling and the other is the secondary source of cooling. However, as the options are numerous it can be quite difficult for you to make the right choice, in that case it is always a better idea to consult an HVAC contractor for the best advice.

 Similarly, when it comes to central air conditioners the types that you will generally find include the following:

• The Split Systems
• The Heat Pumps
• Packaged Central Air Conditioners
• Ductless mini-split systems

Here, it must be noted that while comparing the efficiency of central air conditioners the term which is commonly heard is, “SEER” or the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. This is typically a measure of the energy that an air conditioner uses to cool a room. Generally SEER in central air conditioners, ranges from 13 to 28 SEERS. Nevertheless, one should be aware of the fact that all these calculations are based on the theoretical climate of a particular region. In actual terms the energy efficiency might vary greatly taking into consideration a lot of other factors.

 

 

 

 

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