Central air units are good choices for cooling in homes and business, provided you choose the right model and have it installed properly. A central air conditioner works by circulating air that has been cooled through a duct system in your home or business. Why are they good choices? They are easy to use and control with a thermostat you can regulate. An additional benefit of a central AC unit is that it also dehumidifies the air during the cooling process. You can also use the same ductwork for your heating system that you have installed for your AC central unit.
What are the different types of central air units? You can buy either a central air unit that is a split-system or a packaged unit. Here are some of the features of each type:
Split-system: A split-system central air conditioning system has an outside unit which holds the compressor and condenser. The indoor portion of the system has an evaporator enclosed. The air conditioning evaporator coil is held in the main cabinet. If you already have a heating furnace installed in your home, this may be the most economical choice for cooling your home.
Packaged unit: A packaged central air conditioner has only one cabinet, which holds all equipment, including the compressor, evaporator, and condenser. Normally, this cabinet can be placed on the roof or perhaps on a concrete slab outside your home. This system seems to work well for small commercial operations. The combined unit also has heating coils or a gas unit, which eliminates the need for a separate heating system. The package unit effectively provides both the cooling and heating needs for your home.
Even if you already have a cooling system that works, you may want to consider replacing it with one of the newer central air units available, especially if your unit is more than 10 years old. The newer models are more energy-efficient and can save hundreds of dollars per year on your electric bills. The new air conditioning models are designed to use 30-50% less energy than models designed during the 1970s. If you are upgrading an older unit, make sure the contractor checks to see if the new compressor can be used with the indoor unit.
One other factor to consider when choosing a central air unit is the size. You need to purchase a unit that is the right size to cool your home or business efficiently. If the unit is too small, your home may still feel too warm, especially on very hot summer days. If it is too large, you can end up with too much humidity in the air. This will make the unit run less efficiently and still end up costing you money. If you are unsure which central air units are the best candidates for your home or business, consult with a professional HVAC sales representative to help you make the best decision.
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Choosing and Installing a Central Air Unit