Types of Air Conditioning Units: Which Ones Should You Consider?

Looking to replace your air conditioning unit? Air conditioning units come in various forms. Understanding and comparing these can be difficult and confusing. Here’s a basic rundown of your most common types of air conditioning units.

Types of Air Conditioning Units: Which Ones Should You Consider?

  • Central air conditioners. This is a standard system found in many homes. The air conditioning unit itself has the evaporator, condenser, and compressor all in one. The unit is often placed on a cement slab on the side of the home or on the roof. It is then connected to ducts that run through the whole home. Central air uses the ducts to draw air out from inside the home, cools it, and then circulates it back through the duct system.
  • Split air conditioners. These are used in homes that do not have ducts. These are mounted on the wall in individual rooms. It also has an outdoor component that consists of the condenser and compressor and then connected to the indoor unit. While they are efficient and quick, they only really cool the particular room that they are located in. You would likely need multiple units in various rooms in order to have adequate air conditioning for an entire home.
  • Window units. This is another very common option when AC is needed to cool a single room. All components (compressor, condenser, and evaporator) are in one unit that is mounted in a window or hole in the wall that opens up to the outside. The thermostat is generally on the indoor side of the unit itself, which makes them simple and user friendly.
  • Hybrid air conditioners. These are newer systems that have gained popularity as they can help to save money and energy. They have both AC and heating functions, hence the name “hybrid.” They pull heat from the home and disperse it outside to cool the home and then reverse this process if heating the home is needed.

Whatever your air conditioning unit needs might be, contact us here at Air Assault Air Conditioning & Heating today.