Even though they all serve the same purpose, every home is different. Each house has its own quirks, history, characteristics, and personality. When you need a new AC system, you’ve got to factor in all of those elements. Otherwise, you could end up choosing the wrong one. A poor choice here can lead to awful indoor air quality, unusually hot and cold spots throughout the home, and astronomically high energy bills. Right now, let’s talk about how to avoid that – by picking the right AC system for you!
A Quick Look at How Air Conditioning Actually Works
Like we said above, every air conditioner is different. What do we mean by that? They are available in many shapes and sizes. However, the chances are good that you might have the same model that your neighbor does – in that case, those units should be identical. No matter the brand or manufacturer, all of them operate by using the same principle – removing heat and humidity from inside your home and replacing them with cooled air. This cooling process depends on compressors, condenser coils, and evaporator coils.
Without a doubt, central air conditioning is the most common and popular AC system type. It is capable of cooling the entire house and won’t make a fuss about it. Plus, it’s incredibly energy-efficient and will add to your home’s overall value – great news for homeowners who are looking to sell at some point. Fans and ducts carry the air, while a thermostat is the most obvious control panel that you can use.
Ductless mini-splits are also highly-regarded cooling options. That’s because you can use them to distribute air to specific rooms. Home offices, sunrooms, attics, basements, and garages all benefit from installing this type of system. Air handlers are mounted on the walls. These devices allow everyone under your roof to adjust the room temperature to their liking without freezing anyone else out or boiling them instead. Ductless mini-split AC systems also feature powerful filtration systems that will remove irritants such as dust, bacteria, pollen, dander, and other contaminants. As a result, everyone’s allergies should clear up, at least a little bit!
Finally, let’s end our discussion with a quick conversation about high-velocity air conditioning systems. Older homes and historic homes do not have the modern conveniences of AC that we all take for granted. Radiant heating systems were much more common in the past, but adding a contemporary-grade AC system could spoil the home’s architecture. High-velocity air conditioners use compressors, air handlers, and narrow tubing to “shoot” the air through the walls while dodging beams and joints.
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