Each home’s cooling requirements are unique, and factors such as size, age, insulation, and windows are just a few of the many considerations that can influence your cooling and comfort requirements. These are all considerations that must be made when replacing or installing an air conditioning system, whether you want to cool your entire home or just specific parts of your house or condominium.
It is critical to select a system that is appropriate for your needs as well as the needs of your home. It is possible to install a heating and cooling system that is either too small or too large for your space, which will not provide the optimal level of comfort and may result in mechanical issues and costly repairs.
Air Conditioning System Operation
Despite the fact that air conditioning systems come in a variety of shapes and sizes, they all operate on the same principle: they remove heat and humidity from your home and replace it with cooled air with the use of refrigerant. This is accomplished through the cooperation of three mechanical components:
- a compressor is a device that reduces the amount of air that can be compressed
- a condenser coil
- a coil for the evaporator
The Differences, Benefits, And Drawbacks Of The Various Types of Air Conditioning Systems
Central Air Conditioning
The most common type of air conditioning system is referred to as “central air.” It has the ability to keep an entire house cool and comfortable, and because it is nearly invisible and whisper-quiet, you mostly won’t even notice when it is operating. Furthermore, a central cooling system is both energy-efficient and will increase the value of a home’s overall value.
With a central air conditioning system, air is distributed throughout the house through one or more fans and a network of ducts. Outside units contain the compressor and condenser coil, which are connected to an indoor unit that contains the evaporator coil. The thermostat, which is usually mounted on the wall, is in charge of controlling the temperature.
Central air conditioning is a great option if you have a larger home with existing ductwork or if your home can accommodate new ductwork.
Mini Splits with No Ductwork
A ductless mini split system is an excellent choice if you want to add cooling to “bonus” rooms such as an office or a sunroom, as well as other spaces such as an attic or a garage, or basement. They can also work when you do not have existing ducting that can be used. You can save money and energy by using this method for cooling a smaller home.
Mini-splits, like central air conditioning, require an outdoor condenser unit. The evaporator, on the other hand, is housed in separate wall-mounted units (also called air handlers). This allows for temperature control that is zoned from room to room, allowing everyone in your household to set the temperature to their personal preference.
Furthermore, ductless mini-split systems can make it easier to breathe because of their extremely efficient filtration, which can significantly reduce the amount of dust, bacteria, pollens, and other particulates present in the air. Final point is that they can be installed as either a single-zone unit or as a multi-zone solution, and they are extremely energy efficient when in operation.
Overall, a ductless mini split system is difficult to beat for its versatility, convenience, and high-quality performance.
AC with High-Velocity Cooling
Do you live in an older or historic home with no existing ductwork that has radiant heat and requires an air conditioning system that will not compromise the architectural integrity of your home? High-velocity central air conditioning may be the answer to your problems.
With this type of system, the air is moved from an outdoor compressor to a single concealed unit (the air handler), which pushes the air at a high velocity to multiple vents throughout the house. Because the tubing is only a tenth the size of a traditional system, it is simple to feed it through walls and around obstacles such as beams and joint joints.
Because a high-velocity air conditioning system does not require any renovation, installation is simple and quick, and you will not have to worry about your home’s unique character details being disrupted. High-velocity air conditioning replaces those noisy and inconvenient window units with the modern comfort and convenience of high-velocity air conditioning.
Contact Air Check today to talk about air conditioning installation.