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What Type of AC Systems Should I Be Looking at for My Home?
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Residential Air Conditioning System

Heating and air conditioning systems are a major investment for any homeowner, so it is only natural to want to find the best option available that meets both your needs and budget. Of course, to do that, you need to know what types of systems exist and how they work to keep your home comfortable.

In Your Search for the Ideal HVAC System for Your Home, Consider These Four Common Types of Systems:

Window Air Conditioners: Also known as a "unitary" AC system, window air conditioners consist of a single unit installed in the window or an exterior wall hole. All of the refrigeration components are contained in a compact box. Heat is released at one end and cool air is blown out the other.

Portable Air Conditioners: Another type of "unitary" system, these portable air conditioners consist of a single mobile unit, typically placed on the floor. The unit discharges heat out of an exhaust hose vent that goes through an exterior wall. These units are slightly noisier than other AC types and are more suitable for rooms of up to 500 square feet. Their refrigeration components are placed in a compact box, and they release heat and blow cool air similarly to the window unit.

Split / Ductless Air Conditioners: These systems are called "packaged terminal air conditioners" or PTACs. They can be found in homes as well, but they are most prevalent in apartments as well as in hotel rooms. They consist of two terminal units, the exterior one (compressor, condenser, and fan) and the interior one (expansion valve, fan and evaporator coil).

Central Air Conditioners: These systems are considered the best solution for cooling homes due to their quietness, excellent performance, and energy efficiency. However, it is vital that central air conditioners are sized right and maintained properly. Central A/Cs are made of two units—the condenser and the evaporator—connected to one another by refrigerant tubing.

If you are having a hard time deciding which heating and air conditioning system is best for your home, our team at G+S Heating Air Energy Services can help to guide you in the right direction. We have experienced and reliable technicians, who can come to your home, assess your heating and air conditioning needs, and help you to choose the best system available.

Don’t hesitate to contact us when you are ready to begin the search for the perfect heating and air conditioning system to meet your cooling needs and budget.

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