Types of Air Conditioning Systems
Central air conditioners are the most common type of cooling system for larger homes based on its ability to cool efficiently. Central air conditioners pull warm air from the home and cycle it back to the AC unit where it is circulated through copper tubing that runs between an evaporator and a condenser. The now cool air is then distributed back into the home.
In milder temperature regions like California, the best option can result from an air handler and heat pump combination. An electrically ran combination can provide all the comfort a homeowner needs while offering a gas free option when gas is not available.
Heat pumps are an excellent option for climates with moderate heating and cooling needs. Heat pumps use electricity to move heat from a cool space to a warm, making the cool space cooler and the warm space warmer. During the hot seasons, heat pumps move heat rather than generate it to allow them to provide up to four times the amount of energy they consume.
A packaged unit is an all-in-one cooling and heating system for homes that may not have the room indoors for a furnace or air handler. Typically if you are looking for an all-electric heating and cooling unit, this is going to be the perfect unit for you.
Ductless Air Conditioning
Best known for being implemented into all-seasoned patios, additions and rooms that don’t reach optimum temperature, ductless air conditioning can offer extra comfort to some of your hotter rooms. With the ability to handle as many as four indoor handling units per outdoor unit, these systems use outdoor compressors and condensers and an indoor handling unit to offer you the best comfort for each room.