Types of Air Conditioners
Your AC Pro Certified contractor will help you choose the best A/C products for your home based on several factors:
- Size of your home. This determines the tonnage or BTU of your air conditioner. Larger homes mean more BTUs the system will need, and a higher the price for the unit.
- Location of your home. This affects how much you’ll use your system. A home in the desert will use air conditioning more often than a home by the beach.
- Type of unit you want. This can change the price of the system. Getting a more efficient air conditioning unit costs more upfront, but pays for itself over time.
Air Conditioner Units
AC units cool your home by drawing heat energy out of the house and pushing it outdoors, then replacing the air inside with cooler air. They are typically installed on the roof of your home.
Packaged units are typically installed outdoors at ground level. Using the same components as split systems, packaged units offer a variety of efficiency options. Unlike split systems, in a packaged system, most components are in one cabinet.
Heat pumps can either heat or cool a controlled space. They typically consist of two parts: an indoor unit called an air handler, and an outdoor unit referred to as a heat pump.
If you live in a location where space is limited and you want your air conditioner to be as quiet as possible, then Mini-Splits are a great investment. Ask your AC Pro contractor for more information.