Summer is fast approaching, and you may be starting to wonder about how you can turn your home into a cool haven during the hotter months. Fortunately, there are some excellent air conditioning options available. Before rushing into any purchase decisions, we will delve into these options a little further, so you can make an informed choice.
Central Split Systems:
Split system central systems are by far the most common form of air conditioning for residential properties. Split systems cool the air inside the property, and it is distributed using a network of ducts that are located throughout the home. There are a number of components including an outdoor unit and indoor unit that house a compressor, condenser, and evaporator. The system is controlled using a thermostat that is placed in a convenient location inside the home to adjust the temperature and other settings.
This type of system can offer excellent energy efficiency and ensures that a comfortable temperature is maintained throughout the home. Many central split systems also feature zoning, which allows you to adjust the temperature in different areas of the home independently. You can also set timers to have the air conditioning switch on as and when it is required according to your preferences and schedule.
Ductless Split Units:
Although a central split system does provide an excellent option, if you don’t already have a ducted property it may not be a feasible option. Fortunately, you can still enjoy efficient cooling with a ductless split unit. Installing a ductless system is far less invasive than installing a ducted system. These types of units only require the drilling of a small hole in an outside wall in order to connect the indoor wall unit with the outdoor unit. The wall units are relatively small and can be mounted unobtrusively inside the room. The outdoor unit houses the condenser, a condenser fan, and a compressor, so noise is kept to a minimum. This type of system uses a conduit that contains the power lines and refrigerant to connect the two units. This means that there is a great deal of placement flexibility. Additionally, the outdoor unit can host multiple indoor units, with some models allowing as many as eight indoor units to be connected.
Ducted Package Units:
A package unit is an all in one system where all the cooling and heating components are contained in a cabinet style unit that is placed outside. These units can be located on a rooftop or at ground level, making them a practical option for commercial or residential properties. There are a number of options for ducted package units including heat pumps, gas and electric systems or electric strip heating. The main benefit of this type of unit is that they tend to be very energy efficient, but they also save space.
If you are unsure about which type of air conditioning system is best suited to the unique requirements of your property, it is a good idea to speak to a professional HVAC specialist. An experienced technician can assess your property to determine which type of system would offer the greatest efficiency and performance.