Types of Central Air Conditioning Systems

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The Purpose of Central Air Conditioning Systems


On a hot, humid day, there is nothing quite like escaping the heat and enjoying some refreshing, cool air. Thank goodness for the invention of central air conditioning units. Not only do they perform in a way that reduces the temperature of a room or building, but they also work to eliminate the humidity in an area, and that is a welcome feeling for an otherwise uncomfortable environment.

There are basically four types of central air conditioning systems. It’s important for you to familiarize yourself with the different types of central air systems if you are thinking about installing one of them. Continue reading for more information and also visit here for an AC company.


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4 Types of Central Air Conditioning Systems

The four types of central air conditioning systems include; split systems, heat pumps, packaged central air conditioners, and ductless mini-split systems. A brief description of each is listed below.

            -Split systems: This is the most common, and most economical air conditioning system used in American homes today. It proves to be the most economical because it allows the homeowner to use the same duct work throughout the home for both the passage of air conditioning, as well as the heat. The indoor evaporator coil is connected to the ducts throughout the home, and a blower will then blow cool air to every single room.  This process is quite efficient.

Heat Pumps

Heat pumps are the ideal choice for settings that have mild climate conditions. They also provide great energy savings, since a heat pump operates

by pumping hot air out of a home during the hot summer months, and by extracting warm air with a scroll compressor from the outside into a home

during the winter. If, however, you live in a climate that has extreme cold temperatures, this is probably not the best choice for you.



Packaged Central Air Conditioners

How They Work

This type of system combines all of the working parts in to one unit; the evaporator, the condenser, and the compressor. The air ducts are placed along exterior walls of a house or along the roof, and they provide the flow of warm air inside the house to the unit, then back through the ducts so that cool air can be sent inside. This type of system is common among small commercial buildings.

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