Types of Cooling Systems for Your Home
All air conditioning devices use energy to take heat away from a certain area. In this blog, you will learn the different options for cooling your home.
Central Air Conditioners
Central units cool an area by using an evaporator coil and air duct system located indoors, and the condenser coil and compressor unit that’s usually installed outside the house. The outdoor component works to remove heat, using the compressor to pump refrigerant between the two coils, which cools down the air. Once inside, the cool air is forced to move through the duct system and distributed evenly throughout the home. Consider this option when you also want a central furnace, as both can share the duct system.
Ductless Mini-Split Air Conditioners
This type of unit combines both the indoor and outdoor components of a split central air system in one, plus they allow you to control the temperature room-by-room, instead of from one central thermostat. Instead of duct vents in each room, you’ll have mini split units mounted high on the wall, which means installation is significantly easier.
Also referred to as swamp coolers, evaporative air coolers provide cooling by pulling fresh air from outside through moist pads. The air is subsequently cooled down by evaporation and then circulated throughout the house.
In the summer months, a heat pump unit will eliminate heat from the interior of your home, and during the winter months, they pump heat in. Just bear in mind that heat pumps work best in mild climates. In areas where freezing temperatures occur in winter, it is best to go for the central air/furnace system.
Room Air Conditioners
Also known as window air conditioning, these devices are designed to cool only a specific room. They can be installable in windows or wall openings. One of the most important things to look for when selecting a cooling system is the EER measure. The higher the EER, the more efficient a room air conditioner is.
Should you need help to determine which system is best for your house, contact Quinnair. We are heating & cooling specialists you can trust.